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.

  • EMED 1001: The Media In Your Life
  • EMED 1005: Integrated Media Production I
  • EMED 1006: Integrated Media Production II
  • EMED 2001: Film and Television Production
  • EMED 2006: Digital Audio
  • EMED 2010: New Media I
  • EMED 2015: Writing for Media
  • EMED 3004: Film and Media Aesthetics
  • EMED 3030/EMED 3035: Issues and Ethics or Media Law
  • EMED 4000: Internship I
  • EMED 4001: Internship II

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.

  • Semester credits: 3
  • Pre-requisite: None
  • General Education: 1st Year Experience

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 E-Media 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.

  • Semester credits: 3
  • Pre-requisite: None

Film and television production has become an increasingly pervasive means of communication in contemporary culture. Film and Television Production allows students to apply media aesthetic theory, processes and techniques in communicating their ideas to a specified audience via the film and television production process. During the quarter, each student is required to write, produce, shoot and edit several projects using digital cinema cameras, working in a digital nonlinear editing environment and delivering their content through a variety of digital distribution channels to a specified audience.

  • Semester credits: 3
  • Pre-requisites:
    • The Media In Your Life - EMED1001
    • Integrated Media Production 1 - EMED1005
    • Integrated Media Production - EMED1006