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Curriculum in Media Studies – Visual Media Option

Students must apply for admission to the MDIA major. All applicants must have completed 30 hours of course work (including the university core or its equivalents), COMM 1000 with a B or better and earn a minimum 2.3 GPA in ENGL 1100, and Core Social Science. See the department chair or program coordinator for further information. Students who transfer to Auburn University’s MDIA major are required to take a minimum of 21 hours in Auburn's program.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Social Science3Foreign Language II (College Core)4
Core Math3Core Social Science3
Foreign Language I (College Core)4Core History to complete sequence3
Core History3MDIA 2350 Introduction To Film Studies3
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
 16 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature3Core Science4
Core Science 4Core Humanities23
COMM 1000 Public Speaking13MDIA 2700 Introduction to Visual Media3
CMJN 2100 Concepts in Communications and Journalism3Electives/Supporting Cognate courses36
MDIA 2420 Introduction to Filmmaking3 
 16 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
CMJN 3350 Visual Communication3MDIA 3350 Writing for Television and Film3
MDIA 3100 Intermediate Filmmaking3MDIA 3820 Sequence Design3
MDIA 3300 Foundation of Mass Communication3Major Electives Group 1 or 249
Electives/Supporting Cognate courses33 
Core Fine Arts (Other than MDIA 2350)3 
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
MDIA 4940 Visual Media Projects3MDIA 4920 Internship3
Major Electives Group 1 or 223Electives/Supporting Coursework311
Eectives/Supporting Coursework36UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 12 14
Total Hours: 120
1

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO7.

2

If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO3.

3

 Students must meet with their adviser to identify approved courses for Groups 1 and 2.