Video Production, B.A.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
Critical Thinking3
Critical Thinking3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
Core II Mathematics3
Core II Phys./Natural Science4
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural/International3
AM 499 Bison image Senior Capstone Project3
Major Requirements
ART 101 Cap graduation image Visual Culture and Research3
ART 219 Cap graduation image Foundations: Frame/Time3
ART 325Image Visualization: Digital3
ART 423Photographic Lighting3
ART 453Motion Design I3
ART 454Motion Design II3
ART 489Graphic Design Portfolio2
JMC 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Media Literacy3
JMC 380AD-PR and Continuity Writing3
JMC 332Intro to Video Production3
JMC 432AD-PR Video Production3
JMC 475Documentary Journalism3
MUS 219Digital Recording Techniques2
Select one of the following:3
Stage Lighting I
Intro to Technical Theatre
Introduction to Costuming
THE 437Directing I3
AM 299Sophomore Review0
AM 490Video Internship1
AM 498Senior Pre-Capstone3
AM 499 Bison image Senior Capstone Project3
Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3

Major Information

  • Prospective students who wish to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Arts program must meet the general admission requirements for Marshall University.
  • Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts programs are required to complete all coursework in the respective majors with a minimum grade of C. Course grades of D and F are not counted toward graduation requirements and must be replaced with a grade of C or better before graduation or before using that course as a prerequisite for another required course.
  • Candidates for graduation must have a Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher in all work attempted at Marshall University.
  • Forty (40) credit hours must be earned in courses number 300-400.
  • No courses in the college and major requirements for graduation in the College of Arts and Media may be taken Credit/ Non-Credit unless the course is otherwise specified.
  • Students pursuing the B.A. will complete a capstone project appropriate to their emphasis area and outside field. Projects must be approved the student’s capstone advisor.

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Four Year Plan

The Bachelor of Arts in the Arts with a video production major combines course work from art and design, journalism, music and theatre. Camera skills, lighting, editing, acting, directing, storytelling and writing, music and sound effects, motion graphics and effects, and producing are all critical elements in this program. Students gain the skills and techniques necessary for video creation and are prepared for careers in the video industry

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
JMC 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Media Literacy 3
ART 219 Cap graduation image Foundations: Frame/Time 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
Core II Mathematics 3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
MUS 219 Digital Recording Techniques 2
ART 101 Cap graduation image Visual Culture and Research 3
Select one of the following: 4
Stage Lighting I  
Intro to Technical Theatre  
Introduction to Costuming  
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
Core I Critical Thinking 3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
Core II Social Science (M/I) 3
JMC 380 AD-PR and Continuity Writing 3
ART 423 Photographic Lighting 3
JMC 332 Intro to Video Production 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
Writing Intensive 3
Minor Requirement 3
Core I Critical Thinking 3
MUS 219 Digital Recording Techniques 2
ART 325 Image Visualization: Digital 3
AM 299 Sophomore Review 0
 Credit Hours14
Third Year
First Semester
Core II Physical/Natural Science 4
Minor Requirement 3
Writing Intensive 3
ART 453 Motion Design I 3
Minor Requirement 3
JMC 432 AD-PR Video Production 3
 Credit Hours19
Second Semester
THE 437 Directing I 3
Minor Requirement 3
Free Elective 3
ART 454 Motion Design II 3
JMC 475 Documentary Journalism 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
Minor Requirement 3
Free Elective 3
ART 489 Graphic Design Portfolio 2
ART 498 Bison image Senior Capstone Exhibition BFA 3
Free Elective 3
AM 490 Video Internship 1
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Minor Requirement 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
AM 499 Bison image Senior Capstone Project 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours124