Courses

Core Requirements

Each Media Production curricular track shares a common core of classes that provide a solid foundation in Film and Television Production, Broadcast Media Production, Multimedia Production and audio production. The core emphasizes experiential learning and includes a capstone class and two semesters of internships.


Electives Open to All UC Students

Spring 2023

Digital Audio for Non-Majors (3 credits) 
MPRO 2007-001; (Tuesday/Thursday, 3:30-4:50 p.m., partially distanced)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of digital audio theory and practices through the development of basic digital audio production projects. Course topics include general production principles and theory of operation of digital audio workstations with an emphasis placed on internet radio, podcast, and commercial production processes. The student will be introduced to basic audio production techniques through the corresponding laboratory phase of this course. The student will be required to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of audio production and apply those principles in laboratory exercises. Prerequisite: To take this course you must: Have taken the following Courses EMDT1010C min grade C-, or EMED1005 min grade C-, or EMED1015 min grade C-, or MPRO1005 min grade C-, or MPRO1015 min grade C-.

Film and Television Production for non-majors (3 credits) 
MPRO 2002-001; (Tuesday, 6-8:50 p.m., partially distanced) 

The medium of digital video has become an increasingly pervasive means of communication in contemporary culture. Digital Video allows students to apply media aesthetic theory, processes and techniques in communicating their ideas to a specified audience via the digital video production process. While taking this course, each student is required to write, produce, shoot, and edit several projects using digital video cameras, working in a digital nonlinear editing environment, and delivering their content through a variety of digital distribution channels to a specified audience. 

Going to the Movies: 20th Century Classics (3 Credits) 
MPRO 1075-001; (Tuesday, 6-8:50 p.m., partially distanced)  
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts

Through lectures and screenings of classic films students will explore the evolution of the motion picture as a unique and significant form of expression. The course includes investigation into film style and structure, distribution and consumption. Students will be guided in the development of aesthetic criteria for critical examination.

Integrated Media Production 1 for Non-Majors (3 credits) 
MPRO 1015-001; (online, asynchronously)   
MPRO 1015-002; (Wednesday, 6:00-8:50 p.m., partially distanced)  
MPRO 1015-003; (Monday/Wednesday, 3:30-4:50 p.m., partially distanced) 
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: TI Technology and Innovation

Media convergence is a vital component of our new media culture. In new media there is a melding of production, design and message with user-experience. Integrated Media Production I is an introductory course - the first of a two-course sequence within the Media Production major at CCM - that provides students with a theoretical and practical foundation in the intersecting worlds of digital media production, content development, and new media design. This course is an overview of concepts and processes in convergent media production.

Media in your Life Non-Major (3 credits) 
MPRO 1011-001; (online, asynchronously) 
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: TI Technology & Innovation 

Did you know that the typical American spends about 11 hours a day consuming media? Think about that for a moment. How long is a typical workday? How many hours a night do you sleep? Could it be, based upon time usage alone, that media consumption is the most important activity in our lives? Whether those comments frighten you or inspire you, the fact remains that the media industry plays an enormously important role in our individual lives, is vital to the success of every major industry, and is foundational to the effective functioning of our representative democracy. Would you like to possess a more sophisticated understanding of the media production process and its artistic and theoretical underpinnings? Wouldn't you like to know more about the latest digital production tools? Do you think you might want to pursue a media career? If you answered "yes" to any one of these questions, then "The Media in Your Life" is exactly the right course for you.