Curriculum in Media Studies – Visual Media Option

Students must apply for admission to the MDIA major. Before applying, students must: 1) Have a minimum of a 2.3 GPA in ENGL 1120 and a Core Social Science course*; 2) Complete ENGL 1120, CMJN 2100 or 2103, and a Core Social Science course* with a C or better; 3) Successfully complete COMM 1000 or COMM 1003 with a B or better; 4) Successfully complete 30 hours of degree-applicable course credits (including AP and proficiency credits); and 5) Write a 300-word essay explaining how the applicant expects to contribute to the field of Media Studies and his/her career goals. See the School adviser or the associate director for Media Studies for further information. Students who transfer to Auburn University must apply to the MDIA major and complete one semester at Auburn before applying for admission. Transfer students are required to take a minimum of 24 hours in the AU MDIA program. 

*May not use a History course to fulfill the Core Social Science requirement 

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
Core Literature3Core Science4
Core Science 4Core Humanities3
COMM 1000 Public Speaking (or COMM 1003 Public Speaking)13LBAR 2010 Liberal Arts Careers Preparation (College Core)2
CMJN 2100 Concepts in Communications and Journalism (or CMJN 2103 Concepts in Communication and Journalism)3MDIA 2700 Introduction to Visual Media3
MDIA 2420 Introduction to Filmmaking3Supporting Coursework23
 16 15
CMJN 3350 Visual Communication (or 3353 Visual Communication)3MDIA 3350 Writing for Television and Film3
MDIA 3100 Intermediate Filmmaking3MDIA 3820 Sequence Design3
MDIA 3300 Foundation of Mass Communication (or MDIA 3303 Foundation of Mass Communication)3Course from Major Group 1 or 239
Supporting Coursework23 
Core Fine Arts (Other than MDIA 2350)33 
 15 15
MDIA 4940 Visual Media Projects3MDIA 4920 Internship3
Course from Major Group 1 or 233UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
Supporting Coursework26Supporting Coursework23
Elective Course23Elective Course26
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO7.


Students must meet with their advisers to determine appropriate electives and courses for their supporting coursework. 


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