Video Production, Emphasis

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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 Thinking 3
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 Natural Science/Physical Science4
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
International or Multicultural3
JMC 420 Bison image Electronic Media Mgt (Capstone)3
Major Requirements
Modern Language3
Modern Language3
Select one of the following:3
Cultural Anthropology (CT)
Introductory Sociology (CT)
Intro to Human Geography (CT)
Multicultural3
International 13
History Elective3
Literature Elective3
Literature Elective3
JMC 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Media Literacy3
JMC 102 Cap graduation image Media Toolbox3
JMC 103Language Use for Media1
JMC 241Media Design3
JMC 260Digital Imaging for JMC3
JMC 345Mass Comm Law and Ethics3
JMC 361Digital Presence3
JMC 470/490Professional Practicum (Internship)3
Area of Emphasis - Specific
JMC 231 Cap graduation image Intro to Audio Production3
JMC 332Intro to Video Production3
JMC 380AD-PR and Continuity Writing3
JMC 432AD-PR Video Production3
JMC 434Advanced Video3
JMC 475Documentary Journalism3
ART 219Foundations: Frame/Time3
ART 325Image Visualization: Digital3
ART 423Photographic Lighting3
JMC Elective 300/4003
ART 453Motion Design I3
ART 454Motion Design II3
Select one of the following:4
Stage Lighting I
Intro to Technical Theatre
Introduction to Costuming
THE 437Directing I3
AM 299Sophomore Review0
AM 498Senior Pre-Capstone3
AM 499 Bison image Senior Capstone Project3
Non-JMC Elective3

Major Information

  • All journalism and mass communications majors must pass a language proficiency exam before admission to any JMC courses at the 300/400 level. The language proficiency requirement may also be met by completing JMC 100 Fund Jrn Writing & Edit with a C or better or by completing JMC 103 Language Use for Media with a C or better. ACT verbal scores of 30 or better or SAT verbal scores of 650 or better may be used in place of the exam.
  • No more than 4 hours of non-JMC electives may be completed in PEL.
  • All SOJMC majors must complete 3 credit hours of internship. Ideally, internships should be completed during the summer between the junior and senior years. To ensure your work is properly credited, you must work through the internship director.
    • Submit a complete internship application.
    • Secure approval of the employment or other work.
    • Get permission to enroll in JMC 490 Jrn & Mass Comm Internship I , JMC 491 Jrn & Mass Comm Intern II or JMC 470 Professional Practicum.
    • Maintain weekly contact, attend scheduled meetings and submit a final report and a portfolio.

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Four Year Plan

Careers in journalism and mass communications are increasingly multilayered as technology and new media outlets spur fresh job titles and responsibilities in social media, web management, multimedia and video production, and data analysis in addition to traditional positions. Majors in SOJMC are configured to reflect new realities of the industry, provide a foundation for all JMC fields that then fan into specializations. An emphasis in Video Production focuses on storytelling through moving images and spoken words. Students shoot video, edit and construct stories for news, documentaries, commercials, corporate instruction, web series, vlogs, micromovies, and other venues they might imagine.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
JMC 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Media Literacy 3
JMC 103 Language Use for Media 1
Select one of the following: 3
Cultural Anthropology (CT) (M/I)  
Introductory Sociology (CT) (M/I)  
Intro to Human Geography (CT) (M/I)  
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
Core II Mathematics 3
JMC 102 Cap graduation image Media Toolbox 3
Core I Critical Thinking 3
Core I Critical Thinking 3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
JMC 260 Digital Imaging for JMC 3
JMC 380 AD-PR and Continuity Writing 3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
ART 219 Foundations: Frame/Time 3
Core II Physical/Natural Science 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
JMC 231 Cap graduation image Intro to Audio Production 3
JMC 241 Media Design 3
JMC 332 Intro to Video Production 3
Select one of the following: 4
Stage Lighting I  
Intro to Technical Theatre  
Introduction to Costuming  
Literature Elective 3
AM 299 Sophomore Review 0
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
JMC 361 Digital Presence 3
ART 423 Photographic Lighting 3
THE 437 Directing I 3
Any Modern Language 3
Literature Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
JMC 434 Advanced Video 3
ART 325 Image Visualization: Digital 3
ART 454 Motion Design II 3
Any Modern Language 3
 Credit Hours12
Fourth Year
First Semester
JMC 345 Mass Comm Law and Ethics 3
JMC 432 AD-PR Video Production 3
ART 453 Motion Design I 3
AM 498 Senior Pre-Capstone 3
Non-JMC Elective 2
JMC 490 Jrn & Mass Comm Internship I (if not taken during summer) 1 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
JMC Elective 300/400 3
JMC 475 Documentary Journalism 3
AM 499 Bison image Senior Capstone Project 3
History Elective 3
Non-JMC Elective 300/400 1
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours121