Communications Arts Requirements
Major
The major in Communication Arts leads to a B.A. degree. Communication Arts majors must complete at least 30 credits, with a maximum of 42 credits, in Communication Arts according to the following guidelines:

I. Departmental Requirements (Minimum of 12 credits)
CMA 200 Introduction to Communication Arts
CMA 300 Junior Colloquium
CMA 490 Senior Seminar
CMA 491 Senior Project
CMA 495 Internship (recommended)

II. Specialization Requirements (15 credits)
Students complete three courses plus two workshops in one of the following specialization
areas for a total of 15 credits:

A. Broadcast and Print Media
CMA 225 Broadcasting
CMA 345 Mass Media in the Digital Era
CMA 430 Broadcast Journalism
CMA 476 Feature Writing
CMA 477 Newswriting
Workshops:
CMA 270Z Storytelling Across Media
CMA 428Z Video Production Workshop
CMA 438Z Television Studio Production
CMA 487 Specialty Publications

B. Advertising and Public Relations

CMA 210 Advertising
CMA 213 Public Relations
CMA 401 Advertising Writing
CMA 413 Mounting Publicity Campaigns
CMA 477 Newswriting
BUS 212 Principles of Marketing
PSY 351 Social Psychology
Workshops:
CMA 270Z Storytelling Across Media
CMA 428Z Video Production Workshop
CMA 438Z Television Studio Production
CMA 487 Specialty Publications

C. Film

CMA 250 Film
CMA 351 Film History I: The American Cinema
CMA 352 Film History II: International Cinemas
CMA 453 Film Theory and Criticism
CMA 461 Major Filmmakers
Workshops:
CMA 270Z Storytelling Across Media
CMA 428Z Video Production Workshop
CMA 438Z Television Studio Production
CMA 487 Specialty Publications

D. Computer Graphics
A specialization offered in cooperation with the Art Department. A student may complete this specialization by taking the following courses in sequence:
ART 103Z Design Foundation I
ART 305Z Introduction to Graphic Design
ARH 375 Art Since 1945
or ARH 370 Twentieth Century Art
ART 370Z Computer Graphics I
ART 371Z Computer Graphics II
Any two CMA electives

III. Departmental Electives

Students may select additional elective credits offered by the Department. The number of elective credits is determined by whether a Communication Arts major wishes to pursue a double major or a minor in any other department. A student may complete up to 42 Communication Arts credits if desired.

Minor (18 credits)
To minor in Communication Arts, a student must complete six courses with a CMA prefix. These include CMA 200 Introduction to Communication Arts, four classes selected from CMA sequence courses in any combination of areas, and one workshop course.

Transfer Students
Students from other colleges will receive full credit for approved major courses, after consultation with the department chair.