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Students may initially declare an "-Interest" based major in this subject, but must still meet additional requirements to be formally accepted into the degree program.
Students interested in applying for any of the School of Communication & Media (SOCM) majors must meet the Sophomore GPA requirement which consists of combined adjusted 2.75 GPA in the following five courses:
- COMM 2020: CSI: Communication Sources and Investigations
- COMM 1110: Public Speaking
- COMM 2033: Visual Communication
- COMM 2135: Writing for Public Communication
- COMM 2240: Communication Law, Ethics and Diversity
Students must also achieve a satisfactory score of 78% or higher on the SOCM Entrance Exams. Students may take the test no more than three times.
This Entrance Exam requirement will be waived for students in 2022-2023 catalog year.
Double Owl Pathways
Related Minors or Certificates Available
MENT 3100: Fundamentals of Media & Entertainment
This course is an introduction to media and entertainment. “Media” topics include not only media institutions, but also the context, history, and economics of media; meaning and ideology; effects on audience behavior; public life; and globalization. “Entertainment” focuses on any communication function used for entertainment purposes, including television, film, music, video games, sports, travel/tourism, museums, and theme parks. This course addresses the history, challenges, trends, and career options in these areas.
MENT 3300: Entertainment Podcasting
In this course, students learn about the recording hardware, software, and production skills needed to produce effective entertainment podcasts. Students are taught to strategically research and prepare captivating and memorable audio segments; develop audio programming strategy skills; hosting, presenting, and interview strategies; and perfect the editing skills needed to produce high-quality and professional-sounding audio.
MENT 4430: Media Management
This course is a comprehensive examination and analysis of the structure, personnel, planning, operations, economics and editorial broadcast, production, advertising, and public relations companies as well as new media.
MENT 4454: moMENTum productions
This course is the advanced video production course in the MENT major in which students work with campus and external clients on video projects. The instructors secure several clients for the semester and students are briefed by each client before we start our work. Class time is spent on best practices in video production, client relations, proper pre-production strategies, and professional development. Students are required to be available outside of scheduled class time to attend events, on-location shoots, and meetings for our clients. Students can add each project to their individual digital portfolios and professional reels.