Curriculum in Media Studies

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 

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
COMM 1000 Public Speaking (or COMM 1003 Public Speaking)13ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3Core Social Science3
Core Social Science3Foreign Language II (College Core)4
Foreign Language I (College Core)4Core Mathematics3
Core History3Core Humanities3
 16 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
CMJN 2100 Concepts in Communications and Journalism (or CMJN 2103 Concepts in Communication and Journalism)3MDIA 2350 Introduction To Film Studies3
LBAR 2010 Liberal Arts Careers Preparation2Core Science II4
Core Science I4Core History3
Core Literature3Supporting coursework26
Supporting coursework23 
 15 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
CMJN 3350 Visual Communication (or CMJN 3353 Visual Communication )3MDIA 3350 Writing for Television and Film3
MDIA 2800 Multimedia Production or 2420 Introduction to Filmmaking3Course from Major Group 136
MDIA 3300 Foundation of Mass Communication or 3303 Foundations of Mass Communication3Course from Major Group 233
Core Fine Arts (Other than MDIA 2350 Introduction to Film Studies)3Supporting coursework23
Supporting coursework23 
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Courses from Major Group 139MDIA 4920 Internship3
Elective courses26UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 Courses from Major Group 136
 Course from Major Group 233
 15 12
Total Hours: 120
1

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.

2

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

3

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