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Digital Media Production

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Digital Media Production

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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication (B.A.J.M.C.) with a major in Digital Media Production

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Overview

Digital Media Production majors develop the skills to use a multimedia palette of video, audio, still photography and text across a variety of platforms, including broadcast video and audio, web, tablets and smart phones. They work as skilled digital media producers for television, radio, websites, sports networks, commercials, documentary, films or corporate communication.

Digital Media Production enrolls about 51 students with 10 to 12 students in each upper-level course.

Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Drake is among 115 accredited programs worldwide. To earn accreditation, schools meet 9 standards, which address such issues as class size, diversity, student services and curriculum. Accreditation reviews occur every 6 years. Drake’s program has been continuously accredited, most recently in 2011.


Degree Requirements

  • Meet all requirements of the Drake Curriculum
  • Complete a minimum of 124 total credit hours
  • Complete 80 credit hours outside of the SJMC course list; 48 of those hours must be Arts and Science credits
  • 40 upper level credits
  • Declare an Area of Concentration with SJMC adviser
  • Maintain a 2.0 grade point average during the first 30 hours
  • Maintain a 2.25 grade point average at Drake after the 30th hour

Students should work with their advisers to ensure selection of courses best-suited to their educational and career objectives.  Please see Graduation Requirements and Regulations sections of the catalog for additional information.


Major Requirements

39 SJMC credits with 5 SJMC elective hours (optional) and 2 non-journalism courses are required to complete the digital media production major.

Course

Credit Hours

First-Sophomore Years

JMC 030 -– Mass Media in a Global Society

3

JMC 031 - Multimedia Lab

1

JMC 040 - Pre-professional Workshop

1

JMC 041 – Financial Fundamentals for the Communication Professionals

1

JMC 054 - Reporting and Writing Principles

3

JMC 055 – Digital Strategies

3

JMC 057 – Introduction to Video Production

3

JMC 059 – Introduction to Visual Communication

3

JMC 067 - Digital Audio Production

3

POLS 001 - American Political Systems

3

Junior-Senior Years

JMC 075- Photography

3

JMC 063 – Video for Journalists

3

JMC 104 - Communications Law and Ethics

3

JMC 105 – Web Page Design

3

SCSS xxx - (one three-credit course in Sociology)

3

JMC 172 – Media Capstone

3

Select one from the following

 

JMC 114 – Advanced Video

3

JMC 115 – Producing TV Sports

3

JMC 116 - Documentary

3

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