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Department of Communication, Media & Leadership Studies
111 Breckinridge Hall
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2134
Fax: 606-783-2457  

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Convergent Media, Bachelor of Arts degree

Program Info

The Department of Communication, Media & Leadership Studies area in Convergent Media prepares students for careers in production, journalism and multimedia-based work. 

 

Accreditations

Bachelor of Arts in Convergent Media.
Bachelor of Arts - Area in Convergent Media

The  Bachelor of Arts - Area in Convergent Media is ideal for students with interests in media related careers.  Career options include: 

  • News Anchor
  • Videographer
  • Journalist
  • News Director 
  • Newspaper Layout / Design                                                    
  • Online News Layout / Design 
  • Audio Technician 
  • Sports Anchor
  • News Editor 
  • Broadcast engineer/ Studio technician

Students pursuing a B.A. area in Convergent Media must successfully complete 24 hours of Area requirements and 24 hours of approved Departmental Electives.   Students who successfully complete 48 hours in the major, 36 hours of general education course, and 36 hours of general electives will have the 120 hours required for graduation.

 

Bachelor of Arts - Area in Convergent Media

Note: The Bachelor of Arts - Area in Convergent Media is currently pending CPE approval.

Program Competencies

Students will demonstrate:

  1. The ability to communicate professionally in written, oral and visual forms.
  2. The ability to select media and apply appropriate technology for the dissemination of communication content.
  3. The ability to critically analyze and evaluate communication sources and content.
  4. Knowledge of the legal and ethical rights and responsibilities of media content providers serving diverse populations.
  5. Understanding media impact on the global community.

Assessment Procedures

Senior Project in Capstone Course

Program Requirements

General Education

COMS 499C — Senior Seminar in Communication

3

General Education Total

36

Refer to the General Education section for a complete listing of general education requirements for the University.

Area Requirements

*CVM 177, 277, 377, 477 — Convergent Media Practicum

(1-hour credit each)

3

ART 109 — Digital Foundations

3

ART 206 — Websites I

3

CVM 110 — History of Communication Media

3

CVM 140 — Field Production Techniques (lab required)

3

CVM 201 — Media Writing

3

CVM 250 — Content Gathering Techniques (lab required)

3

CVM 492 — Media Law and Ethics

3

Total Area Requirements

24

Elective Requirements

Choose two courses from the following:

6

CVM 301 — News Writing and Reporting

CVM 320 — Feature and Documentary Writing

CVM 358 — Sports Writing

CVM 401 — Advanced Multimedia News

CVM 465 — Opinion Writing

 

Choose two courses from the following:

6

CVM 240 — Elements of Studio Production

CVM 340 — TV Studio Practices

CVM 350 — Audio Production and Direction

CVM 481 — Documentary Production

CVM 483 — Animation Production

CVM 485 — Narrative Video Production

 

Choose one course from the following:

3

ART 100 — 2D Design and Color Foundations

ART 205 — Graphic Design I

ART 207 — Websites II

ART 306 — Websites III

ART 309 — Computer Art

ART 410 — Motion Graphics

 

Choose one course from the following:

3

CVM 452 — Issues in Contemporary Media

CVM 462 — Media Criticism

CVM 464 — Public Opinion and the Media

 

Choose two courses from above options:

6

Students may choose from any of the above for the remainder of electives

 

Total Elective Requirements

24

*Students must complete a minimum of three-hours of Practicum at three different levels. Students may repeat each practicum once for a maximum of eight-hours of practicum. Any practicum hours beyond three will count toward university elective hours.

**Successful completion of an internship is required to complete the program. Assessment of the internship is integrated into the General Education Capstone Course. Students must provide evidence of successful completion of the internship, including submission of a portfolio and completed supervisor evaluation form, prior to receiving credit in the capstone course. Students may elect to complete the internship for course credit or without credit. To earn course credit, students must complete a minimum of 51-clock hours logged for each hour of credit and register for the appropriate course. Earned internship credit hours will count toward university elective hours.

Components of Degree Requirements

General Education

36

Area Requirements

24

Electives

24

General Electives

36

Total Program Requirements

120


 


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Department of Communication, Media, & Leadership Studies
111A Breckinridge Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

Primary Phone: 606-782-2134

E-mail: ke.terry@moreheadstate.edu

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