Electronic Media Major Requirements

The Electronic Media major will prepare students for entry-level positions in radio, television, cable and corporate video. The program emphasizes those skills which are necessary for work in both the commercial and non-commercial broadcast areas, as well as corporate uses of the electronic media.

Requirements

27 credit hours

  • COMM 101 - Oral Communication
  • COMM 123 - Introduction to Communication and Media
  • COMM 206 - Writing for the Media
  • COMM 250 - Screenwriting and Story Craft
  • COMM 254 - Introduction to Video Production
  • COMM 354 - Field Production and Story Telling
  • COMM 452 - Aesthetics and Techniques of Post-Production
  • COMM 459 - Senior Seminar in Electronic Media: Advanced Production I
  • COMM 460 - Senior Seminar in Electronic Media: Advanced Production II

Elective A

3 hours, selected from:

  • COMM 209 - Group Dynamics
  • COMM 210 - Art of Film
  • COMM 211 - Media Literacy
  • COMM 214 - Film Criticism
  • COMM 247 - Understanding New Media
  • COMM 310 - The Horror Film
  • COMM 323 - Race, Class, Gender and the Media
  • COMM 324 - Sex and Violence in Media
  • COMM 329 - Audience Survey and Research
  • COMM 385 - Media, Democracy and the Public
  • COMM 426 - Media Law and Policy

Elective B

3 hours, selected from:

  • COMM 235 - Desktop Imaging
  • COMM 324 - Sex and Violence in Media
  • COMM 451 - Introduction to Video Graphics
  • COMM 454 - Advanced Video Editing

Additional Elective

3 hours

  • Selected from COMM 199-499

Additional Information

Roller Derby Queens: Documentary
The Roller Derby Queens is a documentary inside the lives, passions and friendships of the Cincinnati Black Sheep and the everyday women who participate in the rough and tough world of Roller Derby. Follow the veterans and rookies as they prepare for their first 2010 home game in the Cincinnati Gardens. This is a production of the Xavier University Electronic Media program and all proceeds will go to support electronic media.