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Bachelor of Arts – Media Arts

Concentrations in Media Arts, Public Relations and Theatre

CAREERS:

Department of Communications, Media Arts & Theatre (CMAT) prepares students for careers in RADIO, TV, DIGITAL CINEMA, SCREENWRITING, ACTING, DIRECTING, PUBLIC RELATOINS, SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS, and related fields. 

INTERNSHIPS:

All CMAT students are placed in INTERNSHIPS.  Past students have interned with “Chicago  PD” and “Chicago Med,” ETA Creative Arts Foundation, Black Ensemble Theatre, Illinois Film Office, Power92, City of Chicago Office of Events, Fox Sports, NBC, Jerry Thomas Public Relations, WBEZ, WGN, and WGCI amongst many other sites.

WCSU Radio, CSU TV, CSU Theatre:

Students can work with our radio station, TV crew and theatre group.

Sample Four-Year Curriculum

Fall Year 1 Credit hours Spring Year 1 Credit hours
CMAT 1000 – CMAT Freshman Seminar 1 ENG 1240/1280 – Composition Il 3
ENG   1230/1270 – Composition I 3 Foreign Language Part 1 3
AFAM 1000 African American Studies 3 Social Science 3
CMAT  2030 Basic Speech 3 CMAT 2110 Announcing 3
CMAT  2550 Acting I   3 CMAT 2140 Intro to Theatre 3
CMAT  2070 TV Production 3    
Total 16 Total 15
Fall Year 2 Credit hours Spring Year 2 Credit hours
CMAT 2520 Video CMAT 2530 Advanced Video
CMAT 2110 Announcing 3 CMAT 2120 Radio Production 3
CMAT African Am Theatre or African Am. Cinema 3 Critical Thinking Elective 3
Social Science II 3 CMAT 2150 Mass Comm 3
Foreign Language Part 1 3 Foreign Language Part 2 3
Total 15 Total 15
Fall Year 3 Credit Hours Spring Year 3 Credit Hours
Physical Science 1080 MATH 1040 – College Algebra
CMAT 2080 Dramaturgy CMAT 3240 Writing for TV
CMAT 2460 PR I CMAT 2500 Media and Social Justice  3
CMAT 2200 Intro to Multi-Media 3 Social Science 3 3
CMAT Concentration 3 CMAT Concentration 3
Total 15 Total 15
Fall Year 4 Credit Hours  Spring Year 4 Credit Hours
CMAT 4397 – Senior Thesis CMAT 4307 Internship  3
CMAT Practicum  3 CMAT Concentration  3
CMAT Upper Division Research Writing  3 General Elective  3
Biology 1080 & Lab  3 General Elective  3
CMAT Concentration 3 General Elective 3
Total 15 Total 15
 Total Degree Credit Hours 120