This minor is designed for students seeking to study the meaning and the making of creative non-fiction stories in video and audio formats. Students will gain a background in the history and philosophy of the mass media genre, as well as gain advanced-level skills in video documentary and audio documentary production. The minor will prepare students for professional work in documentary media-making and for advanced study in documentary media. If interested contact the Department of Communication and Media, B-12 IRC, (607) 436-3411.
Core Courses 12 s.h.
MCOM 252 Writing for Radio, TV, and Film
MCOM 279 The Documentary Tradition
MCOM 353 Audio Documentary Production
MCOM 362 Video Documentary Production
Selections 6 s.h.
Select two of the following:
- ALS 208 African American & Latinos in Film and TV
- COMM 215 Interviewing
- COMM 241 Gender Communication
- MCOM 256 Broadcast Announcing
- MCOM 258 New Media
- MCOM 259 Mass Media and Culture
- MCOM 262 Reporting
- MCOM 280 Basic Film Production
- MCOM 281 Art of the Motion Picture
- MCOM 283 The Development of Film
- MCOM 284 Great Films of Great Directors
- MCOM 285 Film Genres
- MCOM 301 Broadcast Journalism
- MCOM 380 Advanced Film Production
TOTAL 18 s.h.
1. College rules pertaining to curriculum majors also apply to curriculum minors
- Minor GPA of at least 2.0
- All courses must be taken for a letter grade unless offered Pass/Fail only
- One-half (1/2) of the minor coursework must be completed in residence
- No more than two courses may overlap between/among all majors/minors; any excess requires additional coursework
2. Check proper course selection, sequence and prerequisite requirements with the department of the minor