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Requirements

All SJMC majors must complete the Requirements for SJMC Majors. In addition, Digital Media Production majors must complete the courses outlined below.

Required Digital Media Production Courses

  • JMC 57 Video Production – Introduction to planning and producing video segments and programs, for television and digital distribution. This course will provide students the technical background to integrate production elements into other SJMC classes and serve as a prerequisite for the more advanced digital media production courses.
  • JMC 63 Video for Journalists – Use of video technology to communicate effectively in a journalistic environment, with emphasis on field production. Identification of stories best-suited to video storytelling; basic principles of video storytelling and creation of a compelling narrative; operation of a variety of video cameras and of non-linear video editing software; technical and artistic fundamentals for gathering and editing audio and video; writing specifically for the ear and eye; preparation of video stories for web presentation; on-camera presentation; and use of video as a marketing and branding tool. Pre-req: JMC 54 and JMC 31.
  • JMC 67 Digital Audio Production – Planning, writing and producing radio programs and program elements. Digital audio production for alternative delivery methods. Producing and hosting a weekly program on KDRA-LP. Pre-req: JMC 54.
  • JMC 75 Photography – This is a hands-on class focusing on the technical and aesthetic properties of digital photography, with an emphasis on how these qualities inform through image content. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, depth of field and perspective, image processing and editing, and the history and ethics of photography. Pre-req: JMC 59; must be sophomore classification. SJMC majors only.
  • JMC 105 Web Page Design – Introduces students to the basics of designing pages for the web. Students will learn to write HTML and CSS. They will create a website using a content management system (WordPress). Topics explored include search engine optimization, social media, web analytics, and current trends in digital media.
  • JMC 172 Journalism Capstone – Senior journalism capstone in which Magazine Media, News and Digital Media Production students collaborate as a professional staff to produce a web publication, including all editorial, multimedia, design, production, marketing, promotion and distribution activities. Pre-req: JMC 40, 55, 105, 114 or 115 or 116.
  • Select one of the following: JMC 114 Advanced Video Production, JMC 115 Producing TV Sports, or JMC 116 Documentary.
  • JMC electives – up to 5 credits

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