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Digital Media Production

The information on this page pertains to students who were admitted to Drake during the 2018-2019 academic year or were admitted to Drake prior to the 2018-2019 academic year and declared a change to the 2018-2019 catalog requirements.

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Program Option

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

Digital Media Production web page


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.

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.

Digital Media Production Major Requirements

Required courses for the Digital Media Production major are as follows:

Course Credits
JMC 057 - Video Production 3
JMC 063 - Video for Journalists 3
JMC 067 - Digital Audio Production 3
JMC 075 - Photography 3
JMC 105 - Web Page Design 3
JMC 172 - Journalism Capstone
Choose one course from the following:
JMC 114 - Advanced Video Production 3
JMC 115 - Producing TV Sports 3
JMC 116 - Documentary Production 3
JMC Electives (up to five credits)


2018-2019 Drake University Undergraduate Catalog
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