WCSU Radio

Curriculum

Program Coordinator:
Dr. Christine List, ext. 2280

Advisors:
Lisette Livingston
ext. 2416

Chairperson:Prof. Dawson
Art & Design and CMAT

The Department of Communications, Media Arts and Theatre (CMAT) offers a Bachelor of Arts degree. The department also offers minor sequences in communication studies, theater arts, public relations, Hispanic media and sports broadcasting. The Bachelor of Arts degree is a broadly based program to prepare students for careers in radio, television, and interactive media. Graduates will be able to fill roles in the area of television and radio production, digital filmmaking, announcing, directing, writing and producing and also in the allied fields of advertising, public relations, and broadcast journalism, corporate communications and theatre.

University General Education Requirements

Admission to the program is contingent upon good academic standing and acceptance by the department.

The department will not accept D transfer credit in the major. Achievement of a grade of C or better is required in all major courses at Chicago State University.

Completion of 120 semester hours of work: 42 hours of General Education, consisting of 6 hours in composition, 6 hours in a single foreign language, 3 hours in mathematics, 9 hours of humanities, of which 3 hours must be a Fine Arts course, 9 hours in Mathematics/Physical Science/Life Sciences (of which one course must have a lab, chosen from: Biology/Chemistry/Computer Science/ Math/Physics/Physical Science; 3 credit hours Critical Thinking, 3 credit hours Diversity, and 3 credit hours Interdisciplinary courses embedded in the preceding courses and selected from a list of approved courses . 54 hours in CMAT core courses; 9 hours in CMAT supportive courses; 15 hours in concentration courses; and passing the examinations on the state and federal constitutions.

Specific Requirements in the Major

Required Courses: 54 credit hours in the following areas

Production: 21 credit hours

CMAT 2070, 2110, 2120, 2200, 2520, 2550, 2530

Professional Preparation: 6 credit hours of Practicums and an Internship

3 Hours of CMAT Practicum 4306 or 3080 or 3090 or 3020 or 3111

3 Hours of CMAT Internship 4307

Theory and History: 21 credit hours

CMAT 2040, 2080, 2140 or 2310, 2150 and 2500; AND choose two of the following: 4316, 4362, 4345, 3030, 3690.

Writing: 6 credit hours

Choose two of the following:

CMAT 3230 or 3240 or 3210 or 3460 or 4322.

Required Supportive Courses: 6 credit hours

CMAT 2030 and 4397

University General Elective or CMAT 1000: 3 credit hours

CMAT 1000 for freshman or transfer students with less than 45 credit hours or University General Elective.

CMAT Concentrations: 15 credit hours

Students will choose one of the three concentrations in CMAT: Media Arts, Public Relations or Theatre. For each concentration, students must complete five required upper division courses. With the approval of a CMAT academic advisor, a student may substitute two upper division courses from another concentration to fulfill two of the five upper division course requirements. Please note that concentration courses cannot count both toward a concentration and specific requirement.

Media Arts Concentration

Choose five of the following courses:

3020 CSU-TV Practicum
3030 Theory of Digital Media
3040 Advanced Lighting for TV
3050 Digital Film Directing
3060 Documentary Production I
3061 Documentary Production II
3070 Documentary Film History
3071 TV Studio Directing
3080 Practicum
3200 Advanced Multimedia Production
3230 Writing for TV
3240 Writing the Screenplay
3430 Sports Broadcasting I
3630 Lighting/Set Design
3660 Advanced Multi-Camera Production
4010 Media Sales and Marketing
4110 Announcing II
4020 Advanced Videography
4300 Broadcast Management and Programming
4302 On Camera Performance
4306 Practicum
4326 Broadcast Journalism
4327 Hispanic Media
4342 Sports Broadcasting II
4345 Special Topics in Communications
4366 Advanced Production Seminar
4367 Advanced Audio Production
4372 Advanced Editing Workshop
4373 Advanced Scriptwriting
4374 Producing Commercials for TV
4375 Video Motion Graphics
4376 Digital Production for the Web
4377 Producing Studio Talk Shows
4378 Media Entrepreneurship
4399 Independent Study
ENG 4356 Experience in Film

Public Relations Concentration

Choose CMAT 2460 and four of the following courses:

3320 PR II
4345 Special Topics PR
3460 Writing for PR
4304 Organizational Communication
4305 Nonverbal Elements in Interpersonal Communication
4310 Dynamics of Persuasion
4315 Advanced Speech
4399 Independent Study
4378 Media Entrepeneurship
4010 Media Sales and Marketing
3462 Marketing for Public Relations

Theatre Concentration

Choose five of the following courses:

2090 Theatre Practicum
2180 Playwriting
2300 Theatre Management
2340 Costume Design
2350 History of Costume Design
2400 Design for Theatre
2560 Acting II
2610 Oral Interpretation
2980 Independent Study in Theatre
3010 Acting III
3090 Practicum in Theatre
3130 Classical African Theatre
3730 Independent Study in Theatre
3680 Theatre Internship
4312 Creative Dramatics
4314 Theatre History and Literature
4322 Playwriting
4334 Costume Design and Construction
4350 Theatre Workshop
4360 State Direction
ENG 4311 Shakespeare
ENG 4355 Modern World Drama

Minor in Communication Studies (18 credit hours)

The requirements for minors must be completed prior to graduation in order for the minor to appear on the transcript. For more information about minors, see the chairperson of the department.

Required Courses (9 credit hours)
CMAT 2030, 2150, 2210 or 2720.

Elective Courses (9 credit hours)
9 credit hours selected from CMAT 4304, 4305, 4310, 4345, 4399.

Minor in Public Relations (18 credit hours)
Required Courses (15 credit hours)
CMAT 2150, 2460, 2500, 3320, and 3460.

Elective Course 3 credit hours

A 3000-level practicum course to be selected with the approval of the CMAT academic advisor.

Minor in Radio and Television

Broadcasting (18 credit hours)
Required Courses 12 credit hours
CMAT 2150, 2070, 2520 and 2120.

Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

6 credit hours, including one script writing course, selected with the approval of the speech academic advisor.

Minor in Sports Broadcasting (18 credit hours)

Required Courses
CMAT 2110; CMAT 3420; CMAT 4302; CMAT 4306 OR CMAT 3080; CMAT 4326; CMAT 4342

Minor in Theatre Arts (18 credit hours)

Required Courses (9 credit hours)
CMAT 2040/204, 2140/214, and 2550/255.

Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

9 credit hours selected from CMAT 1520, 1530, 1540, 2180, 2400, 2560, 2610, 3090, 4312, 3130, 4314, 4350, 4360, 3680, 3730; ENG 4311 or 4355.

Only three hours of independent study, practicum or internship credit may be applied to the minor.

Certificate in Classical African and African American Theatre, the following courses will be required: CMAT 2140, 2550, 3130, and 4350.

CMAT Course Descriptions:

Communication, Media Arts and Theatre (CMAT) Course Offerings
1000 CMAT ORIENTATION (3)

Introduction for incoming Freshmen and transfer students to collegiate life. Provides a basic understanding of university, college, and departmental policies, a review of CMAT curriculum and graduation requirements, an introduction to the learning tools and resources available on campus, and tips for effective time and money management, stress reduction, wellness, and meeting course and faculty expectations. Survey of career opportunities related to the field. This course is required for all incoming CMAT freshmen and transfer students with less than 45 hours of academic credit.

1130 Communication for Professionals (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of English and reading qualifying examinations.

Basic communication for professionals including communication theory, affects of culture on language, verbal and non-verbal communication, gender communication, small group dynamics, and speaking for presentations.

1520 FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATER PRACTICE I LECTURE AND PRACTICE /2 (1)

Basic principles of play production. Practical work in production planning. IAI: TA 918

1530 FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATER PRACTICE II LECTURE AND PRACTICE /2 (1)

Prerequisite: CMAT 1520.

Continuation of CMAT 1520. IAI: TA 918.

1540 FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATER PRACTICE III LECTURE AND PRACTICE /2 (1)

Prerequisite: CMAT 1530/153.

Continuation of CMAT 1530. IAI: TA 918

1650 COMPUTER MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION (3)

Issues of computer-mediated communication, including Internet culture, privacy, ownership, and free speech. Non-lab course.

1750 Introduction to Media Criticism (3)

Critical approaches to television and film: cultural representation, feminist, genre, and authorship analysis.

2020 Media Practicum Lecture and Laboratory /6 (3-6)

Practical experience in media production. May be taken twice for credit for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

2030 Basic Speech Communication (3)

Introduction to speech arts and sciences. Includes communication theory, voice science, and theater. Oral presentations before an audience. (Enrichment core course.) IAI: C2 900

2040 Introduction to Theatre (3)

An orientation to live theater, including its origins and occupations. IAI: F1 908

2050 Introduction to Electronic Media (3)

Study of major technical, economic, social and regulatory developments in the electronic media. IAI: MC 914

2060 Radio Station Practicum Lecture and Laboratory /6-12 (3-6)

Practical experience in radio production and university radio station operations. May be taken twice for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Additional course fee.

2070 Television Studio Production Lecture and Laboratory /6 (3)

Practicum in techniques and materials used in television production. Course designed to develop skills in audio, lighting, control room, editing and studio or field procedures.

Additional course fee. IAI: MC 916

2080 Textual Analysis and Dramaturgy (3)

A historical and critical approach to the relatively new American field of dramaturgy. The role of the professional dramaturge during the play development process and within the professional theatre setting. Focuses on research, text analysis, socio-historical situation and practice.

2090 Theatre Practicum Lecture and Laboratory /6 (3-6)

Practical experience in university theatre productions. May be taken twice for credit for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Additional course fee.

2110 Principles of Announcing Lecture and Laboratory /6 (3)

Practice and analysis of announcing techniques. Additional course fee. IAI: MC 918

2120 Radio Production Lecture and Laboratory /6 (3)

Practicum in radio production techniques, including newscasts, commercials, interviews, traffic and weather reports. Additional course fee. IAI: MC 915

2140 African American Theatre (3)

A survey of the history and literature of African American theater from its beginnings in ritual to the present. (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.) IAI: F1909D

2150 Mass Communication (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of English and reading qualifying examinations.

Examination of the process (print, electronic and cinematic) and impact of the mass media on individual behavior and contemporary society. Readings and practical projects.

2160 Continuity Writing for Radio and Television (3)

Prerequisite:Completion of English and reading qualifying examinations or consent of the department.

Practicum in the writing of commercials, public service announcements, documentaries and news. Lab Fee. IAI: MC 917

2170 Survey of Global Cinema (3)

Introduction to world cinema.

2180 Playwriting (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of English qualifying examination and consent of the department.

Theory and practice of writing for the stage.

2200 Introduction to Multimedia Production /6 (3)

Development of skills in digital image manipulation, digital editing, producing for the Internet, and writing for new media. Additional course fee.

2210 Interpersonal Communication (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of English and reading qualifying examinations.

Studies and exercises in human interaction. Emphasis on the function of the individual in one-to-one encounters and in small group situations. (Enrichment core course.)

2230 Intro to Avid Video Editing (3)

Prerequisite: Required for transfer students with previous training on a differing edit system.

Basic and advanced Avid editing training. Additional course fee.

2260 Internship in Broadcasting (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of department.

Qualified students may be recommended for one of a limited number of internships in the university media production facilities or campus radio station.

2300 Theatre Management (3)

A study of the problems of organizing, developing, and operating a commercial, community or educational theatre. Students will be given practical project experiences. Lab Fee.

2310 African-American Cinema (3)

History and theory of African American Cinema. Screenings, lecture and discussion will include independent filmmakers and also influential works from the African Diaspora.

2320 Fundamentals of Make–up Design /6/ (3)

Fundamentals of make-up design and application for television, film and theatre. Lab fee.

2340 Costume Design and Construction I/6/ (3)

Script analysis, historical research, style as translation from text to image. Visual communication of character through clothes. Tools, supplies and techniques of costume construction with an emphasis on basic skills. Lab fee.

2350 History of Costume Design (3)

Costume design from a historical perspective; social, cultural and economic mores that govern dress including film and theatre standards.

2360 Internship in Theatre Field (3-6)

Prerequisite: Consent of department.

Qualified students may be recommended for one of a limited number of internships through CSU Theatre.

2370 Basic Electronics for Broadcasting (3)

An introduction to AC/DC and digital circuits used in broadcasting, including cameras, switchers, and microphones.

Lab fee.

2380 Basic Circuitry for Broadcasting (3)

Study of equipment used in broadcasting facilities, including distribution, amps, sync generators, RF equipment, computer interfacing, and media streaming. Lab fee.

2390 Wiring, Cabling and Signal Theory (3)

Theory and applications of audio, video, and reference signals from source to destination. Data signals between broadcast equipment. Lab fee.

2400 Design for Theatre (3)

Fundamental theory and practice of set, costume, lighting, property, and makeup design for the theatre. Lab Fee. IAI: TA 911

2460 Public Relations I (3)

Prerequisite:Completion of English and reading qualifying examinations.

The theory of Public Relations, problem identification, target audience, plan development and evaluation.

2500 Law and Ethics in the Mass Media (3)

Prerequisite: CMAT 2050/205 and completion of English

Qualifying Examination and Reading Proficiency Examination or consent of the department. Examination of the legal and ethical questions surrounding the gathering and use of information. (Writing emphasis course.)

2520 Introduction to Video Field Production /6 (3)

Introduction to single camera field production and editing.

2530/4352 Digital Advanced Field Production Lecture and Laboratory /6 (3)

Prerequisite: CMAT 2520.

Practicum in the theory, principles, and techniques of digital single camera portable video production and editing. Additional course fee.

2550 Acting (3)

Study of the theory and techniques of the actor’s approach to the interpretation of drama. Lectures, readings, and practical exercises. Lab Fee. IAI: TA 914

2560 Acting II (3)

Prerequisite: CMAT 2550/255 or consent of the department.

Lecture and laboratory studies in monologues and multiple character scenes. IAI: TA 915

2610 Oral Interpretation of Literature (3)

Practice in oral reading. Analysis and criticism of prose, poetry, and drama. Public performance.

2650 Digital Filmmaking (3)

Prerequisites:Consent of department.

Practicum in the fundamentals of the digital motion picture camera including lighting and editing for video.

2720 Small Group Communication (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of English and reading qualifying examinations.

Analysis of the dynamics of small group communicative relations. A review of group types and functions with emphasis on contemporary theories and practices.

2980 Independent Study in Theatre (1-3)

Prerequisite:Proposal approved by the department.

Selected studies and projects in theatre. May be taken more than once for credit for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

2990 Independent Study in Speech (1-3)

Prerequisite: Proposal approved by the department.

Selected studies and projects in speech and broadcasting. May be taken more than once for credit for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

3010 Acting III (3)

Prerequisite :CMAT 2550/256 or consent of the department.

Lecture and laboratory studies in styles of acting.

3020 CSU-TV Practicum (3)

Students produce and edit programming for CSU-TV. May be taken multiple times for up to 9 credits.

3030 Theory of Digital Media (3)

Prerequisite:Completion of English and reading qualifying examinations or consent of department.

Historical and critical perspectives in digital media.

3040 Advanced Lighting for Television (3)

Prerequisite: 2070 and 2530

Theory and practice of lighting design for television. Additional course fee.

3050 Digital Film Directing/6 (3)

Prerequisite: 2520 and 2530 and 2230 (if a transfer student)

Theory and practice of narrative film direction including preproduction, production and post-production.

Additional course fee.

3060 Documentary Production I (3)

Prerequisite:2520 and 2230 (if a transfer student)

Students complete preproduction and initial shooting for a documentary or reality show including a grant proposal, fundraising plan, budget, shooting schedule, research packet, script and distribution plan.

3061 Documentary Production II/6 (3)

Prerequisite: 2520, 2230 (if a transfer student) and 3060

Students complete production and postproduction phases of a documentary or reality show they have begun in Documentary Production I. Additional course fee.

3070 Documentary Film History (3)

Survey of documentary film history.

3071/2100 Television Studio Directing Lecture and Laboratory/6 (3)

Prerequisite: 2070.

Practicum designed to develop directorial skills. Includes writing and directing newscasts, commercials, documentaries and interviews. Additional course fee.

3080 Practicum in Media/6 (3-6)

Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of department.

Supervised activity on the university communication media, professional association competitions, student communication agencies, or other faculty approved experimental components of the broadcasting degree program through the completion of a learning agreement. May be taken twice for credit for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Additional course fee.

3090 Practicum in Theatre/6 (3-6)

Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of department.

Refinement of production techniques and participation as crew supervisor, designer or in a major performance or management role. May be taken twice for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Additional course fee.

3110 WCSU Radio On-Air Practicum (1)

Prerequisites : 2120 or 2110

Students will produce their own programming for a weekly air-shift on WCSU Radio. May be taken multiple times for up to 9 credits.

3111 WCSU RADIO Management Practicum (3)

Prerequisites : 2120 or 2110

Students will run a department of the radio station: programming, music, community affairs. May be taken multiple times for up to 9 credits.

3130 Classical African Theatre (3)

A detailed study of the history and form of traditional African theatre beginning with the world view and ritual practices by which it is informed.

3200 Advanced Multimedia Production /6 (3)

Prerequisites: CMAT 2120/212,2520/ 252, 2200/220, 4352/352

Advanced digital production techniques for CD authoring and the Internet. Additional course fee.

3210 Writing for Multimedia (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of English and reading qualifying examinations or consent of department.

Writing for various forms of multimedia including the Internet and interactive DVD formats.

3320 Public Relations II (3)

Prerequisite:Completion of English and Reading qualifying examinations.

3230/4323 Writing for Television (3)

Prerequisite:Completion of English and reading qualifying examinations.

Principles of writing fiction for television, including analysis of different program formats and structures. Practicum will involve taking an idea through the initial treatment stage to a complete script. Additional course fee

3240/4324 Writing the Screenplay (3)

Prerequisite:Completion of English and reading proficiency examinations.

Fundamentals of story and script structure for the feature film script. Concepts and skills taught include plot development, characterization and dialog writing. Additional course fee.

3430/2420 Sports Broadcasting I (3)

Prerequisites: 2520 and 2530 and 2230 (if a transfer student)

Introduction to production techniques for radio and video sports programming. Additional course fee.

3460 Writing for Public Relations (3)

Prerequisites:Completion of English and Reading qualifying examinations or consent of department.

Public relations writing including press releases, backgrounders, creation of press kits, annual reports, newsletters, brochures, and speeches. Practice of Public Relations in business, medical, nonprofit, entertainment, politics and government.

3462 Marketing for Public Relations (3)

Theory and practice of marketing as applied in the field of public relations.

3630/2630 Lighting and Scenery Design for Television Lecture and Laboratory /6 (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of department.

Practicum in the design of lighting and scenery for television. Additional course fee.

3660 Advanced Multi-Camera Production Lecture and Laboratory /6 (3)

Prerequisite:CMAT 2070.

Advanced training in multi-camera production in both studio and remote locales. Additional course fee.

3680 Theatre Internship /6 (3)

Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of the department.

Qualified theatre students may be recommended for one of the limited number of paid or unpaid internships available in the community.

3690 Mass Communication Research (3)

Prerequisite:Completion of the university qualifying examinations in English, reading, and math; junior standing; or consent of department.

Elementary statistics. Critical evaluation of academic research and Nielsen, Arbitral and Audit Bureau of Circulation data.

3730 Independent Study in Theatre (1-3)

Prerequisite: Proposal approved by the department.

Intensive studies in theatre. May be taken more than once for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

4010 Media Sales and Marketing (3)

Study of the theoretical and practical aspects of marketing for radio, television and the Internet.

4020 Advanced Videography

Prerequisites: 2520 and 2530 and 2230 (if a transfer student)

Intensive study of videography including lenses, framing, camera shading and other skills. Additional course fee.

4110 Announcing II (3)

Prerequisite: 2110 and 2120

Advanced studies in announcing for the media. Additional course fee.

4300 Broadcast Management and Programming (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

Theory and practice in radio and television management and programming. Analytical and applied projects relating to current programs and the development of new program material.

4302 On Camera Performance Lecture and Laboratory /6 (3)

Prerequisite:CMAT 2110/211 and 2550/255 or consent if department.

Study of theory and techniques for television and film performance in cooperation with directing classes. Additional course fee.

4304 Organizational Communication (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of English and reading qualifying examinations.

An introductory survey of the major theories and concepts which attempt to explain the nature of message sending (verbal and nonverbal) within complex systems.

4305 Nonverbal Elements in Interpersonal Communication (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of English and reading qualifying examinations.

Survey of the major theories and concepts that attempt to explain the nature of communication which is not transmitted by verbal symbols.

4306/306 Practicum in Broadcasting Lecture and Laboratory /6 (3-6)

Prerequisite: Junior status and consent of the department.

Additional production experience in conjunction with university related broadcasts. May be taken twice for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Additional course fee.

4307 Broadcasting Internship (3-12)

Prerequisite: Senior status and consent of the department.

Qualified broadcasting majors may be recommended for one of the limited number of unpaid internships available in the community.

4310 Dynamics of Persuasion (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of English and reading qualifying examinations.

An in-depth study of the process of persuasion including an examination of the following concepts: the nature of attitudes, attitude change, source credibility, order of presentation, and group affiliation.

4312 Creative Dramatics (3)

Techniques for guiding children in creative dramatics. Emphasis on practical application for classroom use.

4314 World Theatre History and Literature (3)

Prerequisite:Consent of the department.

A survey of theater history and theater literature of various cultures.

4315 Advanced Speech (3)

Prerequisite:CMAT 2030 or consent of the department.

Advanced theory and practice in public speaking.

4316 Studies in Media Adaptation (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of department.

Analysis of adaptations of narrative forms in different media.

4322 Studies in Playwriting (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of English and reading qualifying examinations.

Intensive theory and practice of writing for the stage.

4326 Broadcast Journalism (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of department.

Practice in writing, production, and editing of news segments for radio and television.

4327 Hispanic Media (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020/152 or consent of the Spanish and CMAT advisors.

Examination of the Hispanic media industry and important issues confronting Hispanic media producers. (CMAT 4327 is identical to SPAN 4272 and credit will not be given for both.)

4330 Broadcast Measurement and Test Equipment (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

Introduction to equipment used by broadcast technicians and engineers to monitor and verify signal within FCC specifications from signal origination to transmission facility. Spectrum analysis. Additional course fee.

4331 Broadcast Operations (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of department.

Role of engineering in interaction with various departments on a daily basis including traffic, continuity, and production.

4332 Advanced Make-Up Design /6 (3)

Prerequisites: CMAT 232

Advanced makeup design and application techniques; practical experience with university-related television, film, and theatre productions. Additional course fee.

4333 FCC Broadcasting Rules and Regulations (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of Department.

FCC rules and regulation governing television, radio, and cable facilities. Proper station operations, RF power, decency laws, etc.

4334 Costume Design and Construction II /6 (3)

Prerequisites: CMAT 2340/234.

Advanced costume design including rendering methodologies. Costume construction including patterning, draping, pattern drafting, and tailoring/sewing skills. Additional course fee.

4342 Sports Broadcasting II /6 (3)

Prerequisites: 3430, Completion of the English and Reading Qualifying Examination or consent of department.

Advanced production techniques for radio and video sports programming. Additional course fee.

4345 Special Topics in Communication (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

Intensive study of a selected subject in communications.

4346/2450 Topics in Communication (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

Study of a selected subject in communications. May be taken twice for credit if the topics are different. IAI:

MC 913

4350 Theater Workshop (3)

Basic techniques, theory and practice linked with theater production. Lab Fee.

4360 Stage Direction (3)

Prerequisite: CMAT 2040/204, 2140/214 or 2550/255 or consent of the department.

Study of the theory, principles, and techniques of the director’s art. Laboratory exercises included.

4362 Contemporary Issues in Broadcasting (3)

Prerequisite:ENG 4380/380 and completion of English and Reading qualifying examinations or consent of the department.

Seminars on major issues which are relevant to selected aspects of broadcasting. (Writing emphasis course.)

4365 Advanced Project /6 (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of and reading qualifying examinations or consent of the department.

The final project may be in the areas of television, radio and film. Combinations are acceptable and may include the theater and other aspects of mass communication. Students must demonstrate competence in a combination of the following areas: production, writing, programming, management or criticism. Additional course fee.

4366 Advanced Production Seminar /6 (3)

Prerequisite:Completion of English and Reading qualifying examinations or consent of department.

Specialized aspects of media production. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 6 credit hours. For majors only. Additional course fee.

4367 Advanced Audio Production Lecture and Laboratory /6 (3)

Prerequisite: CMAT 2120/212 or consent of the department.

Advanced experiences in fundamentals of recording multi-track and live-mix formats. Additional course fee.

4368 New Technologies in Communication (3)

Prerequisite: CMAT 3690 and successful completion of Reading Qualifying Examination or consent of department.

Study of the technological development of electronic media and its implications for programming and the production process.

4372 Advanced Editing Workshop (3)

Prerequisites: 2520 and 2530 and 2230 (if a transfer student)

Emphasis on aesthetic approaches to editing films, commercials and dramatic television.

4373/373 Advanced Scriptwriting (3)

Prerequisites: CMAT 4323 or 4324.

Advanced seminar in scriptwriting, including scene analysis, story deconstruction and principles of rewriting. Additional course fee.

4374 Producing Commercials for Television and the Internet (3)

Prerequisites: 2520 and 2530 and 2230 (if a transfer student)

Applied training in producing commercial spots for television and the Internet.

4375 Video Motion Graphics (3)

Prerequisites: 2200 and 2520 and 2530 and 2230 (if a transfer student)

Creating multi-layered motion graphics for video in Adobe After Effects.

4376 Digital Production for Web Applications (3)

Prerequisites: 2120 and 2200 and 2520 and 2530 and 2230 (if a transfer student)

Producing media for podcasts, blogs, social networking sites and other digital applications.

4377 Producing Studio Talk Shows (3)

Prerequisites: 2070 and 2520 and 2530 and 2230 (if a transfer student)

Preproduction, production and post-production aspects of creating the studio talk show.

4378 Media Entrepreneurship (3)

Establishing and running your own media business.

4397 Senior Thesis Practicum /6 (3)

Prerequisites: 2040, 2080, 2520, 2530, 2550, 2120, 2110, 2070, 3230 or 3240 or 4322 or 3210 or 3460

Culminating experience for graduating seniors majoring in CMAT. Students will create a final project demonstrating baccalaureate level skills by completing a substantial final project in at least one of the following areas: screenwriting, radio production, studio television production, digital field production, playwriting, acting, stage directing or public relations. Additional course fee.

4399 Independent Study in Speech (3)

Prerequisite:Proposal approved by the department.

Intensive studies in speech and broadcasting. May be taken more than once for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Honors in the Major Program:

CMAT Honors Application Requirements: At the time of application, the student must Have a minimum of a 3.25 GPA in the CMAT major; Have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in the CMAT major; Have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA overall; Complete an application during the spring of his/her sophomore year (student must achieve junior level status by fall semester to participate in the CMAT honors’ option); Identify a tenure-track or tenured CMAT faculty member in his/her area of interest who will serve as chair of his/her thesis project. The chosen faculty member must commit to the project through signature on the CMAT Honors Application; Submit a brief proposal that specifically identifies his/her proposed thesis project title, while offering a process/methodology for completing the thesis project. Honors Program Requirements: The student must : Earn a B or better in each CMAT honors course; Maintain a major 3.25 GPA to be awarded CMAT honors; During junior year, complete six credit hours over two semesters of the H-designated Independent Study in CMAT courses (CMAT 2990) that will be constructed by the faculty member to prepare the student for his/her thesis project; During senior year, complete a creative project, while completing six credit hours over two semesters of the H-designated Independent Study in CMAT (4399).