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Film and Digital Media Majors and Minors

The Film and Digital Media Division offers undergraduate and graduate study in film, television/video, radio/audio, new media, screenwriting, and media studies. Film and Digital Media are powerful forces in our minds, lives, societies, and cultures. Courses in the Film and Digital Media Division are designed to provide students with a broad-based understanding of media communication processes, while serving and encouraging those students with professional aspirations to become ethical, articulate, creative and innovative leaders in the field of film and digital media.


Film & Digital Media Major

Courses in the Film & Digital Media Division are designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in radio, television, cable, and allied fields, and for careers in which knowledge of and skills in electronic and film communication are an integral part of professional activity. These would include, for example, business and industry, religion, and education.

Thirty-six semester hours including the following:

  • FDM 1304,(2360 or 3361),(3351 or 3352),(3372 or 3373 or 3374) and (4311 or 4340).
  • At least one three-hour course in speech communication.
  • The remaining eighteen hours for the major must be taken from FDM courses.
  • At least fifteen of the thirty-six semester hours must be at the "3000" or "4000" level.
Special Note: For students wishing to double major in Speech Communication, Communication Specialist, and/or Film and Digital Media, the requirements for each major must be met independently. It is strongly recommended that students pursuing a double major in the department visit with the Chair of the department.


Communication Specialist Major

The focus of the Communication Specialist major is to prepare students for professional communication positions in business and industry. The program combines courses in Speech and Telecommunication to prepare students for the broad range of communication positions in industry.

Thirty-six semester hours including the following:

  • CSS 1302, FDM 1304,(2360 or 3361) and (3372 or 3373 or 3374).
  • Twelve additional hours of any CSS  courses. 
  • Six Additional hours of any FDM electives
  • The remaining six semesters hours may be taken from either division (CSS or FDM).
  • At least fifteen of the thirty-six semester hours must be at the "3000" or "4000" level.
  • Required course in other field: MIS 1305
Special Note: For students wishing to double major in Speech Communication, Communication Specialist, and/or Film and Digital Media, the requirements for each major must be met independently. It is strongly recommended that students pursuing a double major in the department visit with the Chair of the department.


Media Business Major

BBA major in the Hankamer School of Business with eighteen semester hours of Film and Digital Media and six semester hours of Marketing in addition to Professional Business Foundation core courses and Arts & Sciences core courses. (This used to be called "Business-Broadcasting" but has been expanded in scope and renamed.) Learn more.

Courses in the Film & Digital Media Division are designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in radio, television, cable, and allied fields, and for careers in which knowledge of and skills in electronic and film communication are an integral part of professional activity. These would include, for example, business and industry, religion, and education.


Media Management Minor

Eighteen semester hours including the following:

  • FDM 1303 and 3320
  • The remaining courses may be any FDM courses.
  • At least nine of the eighteen semester hours must be at the "3000" or "4000" level.


Corporate Communication Minor

Combines courses in the Speech Division and the Film and Digital Media Division of the Communication Studies Department to prepare students for a broad range of communication-related positions in corporate, government, educational, and medical organizations.

Eighteen semester hours including the following:

  • CSS 4301 and FDM (3372 or 3373 or 3374)
  • Four courses from CSS 1302, 3304, 3305, 3306, 3307, 3311, 3312, 3316, 4302, 4306, 4311, 4312, 4352, 4V85; any FDM courses
  • At least nine of the eighteen semester hours must be at the "3000" or "4000" level.


Film & Digital Media Minor

May include courses in media production, media studies, media management and technology, and screenwriting.

Eighteen semester hours in specified Film and Digital Media courses:

  • FDM 1304, (2360 or 3361), and (FDM 3372, 3373, or 3374).
  • The remaining nine of the eighteen semester hours must be from FDM courses at the "3000" or "4000" level.


Media Management Minor

Eighteen semester hours in specified Film and Digital Media courses.

  • FDM 1303 and 3320
  • The remaining courses may be any FDM courses
  • At least nine of the eighteen semester hours must be at the "3000" or "4000" level.