What’s Offered?

1. Media Production Professional Option: Coursework introduces students to conceptual and technical tools employed to create media content for the digital world. Students who study in this area develop strong professional skills as well as critical and analytical abilities

that enable them to evaluate content for various media. They seek career opportunities as producers, writers, videographers, editors, recording engineers, web site designers and talent in traditional and emerging media.

2. Media Business & Entrepreneurship Professional Option: The practical and ethical ways to start, operate or participate in an enterprise that creates, produces, and/or distributes media content. Students who take these courses seek career opportunities as media entrepreneurs, media production freelancers, owners/operators of production companies or recording studios, web site developers, or founders/owners of a station, channel or network.

3. Media Analysis Professional Option: Critical understanding of the roles of media in contemporary life, including media technology as a cultural force; the nature of media institutions, audiences, and texts; and the media as a source of shared social identities.

Students who take these courses are prepared for continuing in media analysis for graduate school or careers as media consultants, editorial or technical writers, community activists, corporate communication producers and market research analysts.

4. Emergent Media Professional Option: Focuses on critical analysis and production in new digital media, specifically in mobile media, the web, and video games. Students who select this option develop an understanding of the global nature of the new digital media environment and its business practices, and production processes, and are prepared for careers as digital media consultants, web designers, and marketing professionals in the converged media environment.

 Course Selection

The course selection offered each semester varies and new courses are added to the curriculum as the global media landscape evolves. MSP 2012 course descriptions

Links to the revised curriculum (March, 2011), and Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree can be found on the About MSP page.

Information regarding the new Minor in Digital Media Technologies can be found here.

Notes

The Media Studies and Production Department recently revised parts of its course curriculum and some of the course names. These changes took effect in the fall of 2011. Below, you will find the courses offered and their respective numbers.

Courses with an asterisk may be offered as ‘special topics’ courses on an irregular schedule.

Foundation

  • Introduction to Media Theory (1011)
  • Media and Society (1021)
  • Introduction to Media Technology (1701)

Other

  • The Future of Your TV (0821) GenEd
  • Media Environments (0822) GenEd (starts in 2014)
  • Latin American Media (0823) GenEd
  • Senior Seminar (4039)
  • Independent Project (4682)

Media Production

Introduction

  • Introduction to Media Technology (1701)

Television/ Video/ Multimedia Production

  • Introduction to Media Production (2701) 4 credits
  • Future of Your TV (0821)
  • Educational Multimedia Production (3225)
  • Media Advertising (3611)
  • Genres of Production (3701) (Intermediate TV Production) 4 credits
  • Advanced Editing (3709) (Editing for the Media) 4 credits
  • Intermediate Topics in Media Production (3890) topic varies by semester
  • TUTV Practicum (4487)
  • Producing and Directing (4701) 4 credits
  • TV News Production Practicum (4596) WI
  • Sports Production Practicum (4597) 4 credits WI
  • Programming for Multi-Platform Media (4641)
  • Multimedia Production for Corporations & Non-Profits (4703)
  • Programming for Multi-Platform Media (4641)
  • TV Production Workshop (4787) 3 or 4 credits
  • Advanced Scriptwriting (4728)
  • Temple University Television (TUTV) Practicum (4487)
  • Community Media Production*
  • Music Video Production Workshop*
  • Narrative Production*
  • Nonfiction Production*
  • Media Event Planning*
  • Future of Media Production*
  • Webisodes Production*

Audio Production/ Recording Industry

  • Audio for Media (2751) 4 credits
  • Marketing Music & Media (3663)
  • Studio Music Recording Techniques (3751) (Inter. Digital Audio) 4 credits
  • Art & Business of Record Production (4663)
  • Audio Mixing & Mastering (4751) 4 credits
  • Media Event Planning*
  • Future of Media Production*

(Recording Industry Area of Study - Recommended courses PDF/ Recommended courses PDF – GenEd version

Radio

  • Radio (3771)
  • Radio Production Practicum (4887)

Internet

  • Introduction to Internet Studies & Web (2741)
  • Media Marketing and Advertising (3611)
  • Media and Children (4497)
  • Multimedia Production for Business (4703) 4 credits
  • Cybermedia Workshop (4741) 4 credits
  • Media, Science, and Medicine (4551)
  • Media Event Planning*
  • Future of Media Production*

Games

  • The Video Game Industry & Game Culture (4324)

Mobile Media

  • Mobile Media (4541)

Performance

  • Voice-Over Techniques for Media (2721) 4 credits
  • Media Performance (3721) 4 credits
  • Advanced Media Performance*

Writing

  • Writing Workshop (3196) WI
  • Travel Writing (3296) (cross-listed with Journalism 3296) WI
  • Advanced Scriptwriting (4728)

Media Analysis

Introduction

  • Media Research (2141)

Media Content

  • Media Popular Culture (2421)
  • Technology and Culture (3421)
  • Media Criticism (4153) (was 3153)
  • Media Images and Analysis (4445)
  • Advanced Topics in Media (4890)
  • Future of Entertainment*

Media Audiences

  • Media and Cultural Differences (3471)
  • Psychological Processing of Media (4446)
  • New Media Literacies (4455)
  • Media and Children (4497)
  • Media and Identity*
  • Media and Personal Well-being*

Institutions

  • Intro to Internet Studies & Web Authoring (2741) (Intro to Cybermedia)
  • Public Media (4226) (Public Broadcasting)
  • Law and Ethics of Digital Media (4252) 4 credits
  • History of Electronic Media (4296) (History of Broadcasting) WI
  • The Video Game Industry & Game Culture (4324)
  • Mobile Media (4541)

Media in Public Life

  • Information Technology Policy (4221)
  • Information Society (4453)
  • Public Information Media Campaigns (4454)
  • Politics and Media*
  • Field Experience in Youth Media & Media Literacy (2889)
  • Media and the Environment (3473)
  • Media Literacy*
  • Media Education*

Global Media

  • Latin American Media (0823)
  • Communication & Development (3572)
  • Global Media (4496)
  • British Media & Culture (4572) (Study Away)

Writing

  • Writing Workshop (3196) WI
  • Travel Writing (3296) (cross-listed with Journalism 3296) WI
  • Advanced Scriptwriting (4728)

Media Business & Entrepreneurship

Introduction

  • The Business of Media (1655)

Institutions

  • Contemporary Media Systems (2221)
  • Intro to Internet Studies & Web Authoring (2741)
  • Foreign Studies in BTMM (4571)
  • History of Electronic Media (4296) WI
  • Law and Ethics of Digital Media (4252) 4 credits
  • Current Issues in Media Management (4657)

Policy

  • Public Media (4226) (326 Public Broadcasting)
  • Information and Society (4453)
  • British Media and Telecommunication (4572)
  • The Radio Industry*
  • Trends in Media Business and Entrepreneurship*

Additional media business and entrepreneurship information

Entrepreneurship

  • Creating a Media Business (4614) 4 credits
  • Media Entrepreneurship Seminar*
  • Trends in Media Business and Entrepreneurship*

Management/ Practices

  • Media Advertising (3611)
  • Media Sales (3631)
  • Communication in Media Organizations (4696) 4 credits WI
  • Current Issues in Media Management (4657)
  • Content Development and Programming (4641)
  • The Business and Art of Record Producing (4663)
  • Current Issues in Media Management (4657)
  • Media Event Planning*
  • Video Project Management*
  • Trends in Media Business and Entrepreneurship*

Writing

  • Writing Workshop (3196) WI
  • Travel Writing (3296) (cross-listed with Journalism 3296) WI
  • Advanced Scriptwriting (4728)

Emergent Media Professional Track

Emergent Media Professional Option:  Focuses on critical analysis and production in new digital media, specifically in mobile media, the web, and video games. Students who select this option develop an understanding of the global nature of the new digital media environment and its business practices, and production processes, and are prepared for careers as digital media consultants, web designers, and marketing professionals in the converged media environment.

Minor In Digital Technologies

Minor in Digital Media Technologies The Digital Media Technologies Minor is a 21-23 semester hour interdisciplinary minor offered through the Media Studies and Production (MSP) Department within SMC and the Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) Department within CST.  It is designed to expand students’ knowledge of the information age, to empower them to understand how to communicate using emerging media and computer technologies. The ability to tell stories through emerging digital media technologies will be critically and analytically explored as students examine the science of those technologies. The algorithms of communicating via emergent technologies will be at the core of this minor. This program addresses serious gaps in the current curriculum because current students of media have little understanding of the science of digital media and fast evolving interactive web-based information sharing technologies.

The minor is available to undergraduate students in MSP, CIS, as well as other departments and colleges.  Upon completion of this minor, student should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

Utilization of the hardware, software and technologies for integrating content for computers, the Internet, and mobile devices

Critical analysis of decisions made regarding the use of technology specifically in the social and ethical arenas

Understand the impact of current and emerging technologies locally and globally

Design and implementation of content for various digital media

Ability to evaluate the science of technology as it impacts communications.

Develop and refine presentation, analytical, problem solving and writing skills

TRANSFER CREDITS ARE NOT ACCEPTED FOR CREDIT FOR THE MINOR.  Students must receive the permission of their advisor before starting in this program. Minor credit is not given for MSP grades below C.  Students must maintain at least a 2.00 grade point average in the program for successful completion of the minor. Students with averages under 2.00 for more than two semesters will be dropped from the program. Students with averages under 2.00 may not begin the program.

Requirements for the Minor in Digital Media Technologies follows:

REQUIRED (15 credits)

No Dept Course Description Credits
1 MSP 1701 Intro to Digital Media 3
2 CIS 1052 Introduction to Web Technology and Programming 4
3 CIS 1056 Programming for the WWW 4
4 MSP 2741 Intro to Internet Studies and Web Authoring 3

ELECTIVES (Select 2 | 6-7 credits) *

Dept Course Description Credits
MSP 4741 Cybermedia Workshop 4
MSP 4252 Law and Ethics of Digital Media 4
MSP 4890 Advanced Topics (User Generated Contents|Mobile Comm|Tele Presence) 3
MSP 4614 Creating a Media Business 4
CST 4321 Entrepreneurship in Science and Technology 3
CIS 2000+ CIS 2000+ level course * 3 or 4

Total Credits: 21-23.

Other Requirements:

  • For MSP students, at least one (1) CIS elective is required.
  • For CIS students, at least one (1) MSP elective is required.
  • For students of other backgrounds, at least one (1) MSP and one (1) CIS electives are required.
  • Example CIS Electives: CIS2109 (Database Systems), CIS3242 (Mobile Computing Workshop). Both courses accept CIS1052-1056 sequence as prerequisites.
  • All prerequisites must be completed or permission by instructor received to enroll in minor courses.