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Media Arts (MEDIA) Courses

Lower Division

MEDIA 111 (COMM 111) INTRO TO THE COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA ARTS MAJORS (1­-0-­1)(F/S). In addition to learning about the options available to them in studying communication and media arts, students also learn about the careers to which such study may lead, and the habits of successful learners.

MEDIA 113 MEDIA ACTIVITIES: BLUE HOUSE AGENCY (0-2-1)(F/S). Entry level participation in the student-run communications agency specializing in public relations. Student teams work with clients on a variety of professional projects. Participation includes membership in the Public Relations Student Society of America.

MEDIA 115 MEDIA ACTIVITIES: SPORT, INFORMATION, AND CULTURE (0-2-1)(F/S). Participation in Sport Information and Culture Student Association (SICSA), a registered student organization for students enrolled in the Sport Information and Culture (SIC) certificate program. Course may be repeated for credit.

MEDIA 116 MEDIA ACTIVITIES: STUDIO TELEVISION FOR COMMUNITY (3-0-3)(F,S). Production of television programming for community organizations and citizens for airing on TVTV. Course may be repeated for credit.

MEDIA 117 MEDIA ACTIVITIES: UTP (Variable 1-3)(F/S). Production of video programming for University Television Productions (UTP). Course may be repeated for credit.

MEDIA 118 MEDIA ACTIVITIES: UNIVERSITY PULSE (Variable 1-3)(F,S). Participation in production of student radio. Course may be repeated for credit.

MEDIA 119 MEDIA ACTIVITIES: THE ARBITER (1-2-3)(F,S). Participation in reporting, writing and multimedia production for The Arbiter, the independent campus news outlet online and in print. Course may be repeated for credit.

MEDIA 201 INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA (3-0-3)(F,S). Examines constructions of reality in mass communication with an emphasis on the relationship between media and power in society. The course aims to help students become more aware and empowered as consumers and producers of media. PREREQ: ENGL 102.

MEDIA 213 MEDIA ACTIVITIES: BLUE HOUSE AGENCY (0-4-2)(F/S). Intermediate level participation in the student-run communications agency specializing in public relations. Student teams work with clients on a variety of professional projects. Participation includes membership in the Public Relations Student Society of America. Course may be repeated for credit. PREREQ: MEDIA 113.

Upper Division

MEDIA 300 MEDIA WRITING (1-0-1)(F/S). Writing formats and methods for a variety of media platforms, including journalism, media production, and public relations. PREREQ: ENGL 102. COREQ: MEDIA 300L.

MEDIA 300L MEDIA WRITING LAB (0-6-2)(F/S). Lab to accompany MEDIA 300. COREQ: MEDIA 300.

MEDIA 301 MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING (3-0-3)(F/S). Learn the basics of telling your story with multimedia. Work in a variety of formats and platforms using web tools and other freely available software. Finish the class with concrete skills and a better understanding of the technologies that are transforming the media.

MEDIA 302 APPLIED RESEARCH (3-0-3)(F/S). Prepares Media Arts students for research demands in their respective industries. Takes a client-based approach to research and data-driven decision making. PREREQ: ENGL 102.

MEDIA 303 MEDIA AESTHETICS AND CULTURE (3-0-3)(F,S). Examination of the form and cultural values of mass media programs, the relationship between audiences and media products, and approaches to critical analysis of media products. PREREQ: MEDIA 201.

MEDIA 304 VISUAL COMMUNICATION (3-0-3)(F/S). Theory and practice of various forms of visual communication, including photography and graphics. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

MEDIA 306 MEDIA THEORY (3-0-3)(F,S). Media theory, including aesthetics, media effects and relationships between media producers, messages, technologies, and users/audiences. PREREQ: MEDIA 300.

MEDIA 313 MEDIA ACTIVITIES: BLUE HOUSE AGENCY (Variable 1-3)(F/S). Participation as an elected board member or appointment to special projects for Blue House Agency. Participation includes membership in the Public Relations Student Society of America. Course may be repeated for credit. PREREQ: Election or instructor appointment and PERM/INST.

MEDIA 315 MEDIA ACTIVITIES: SPORT, INFORMATION, AND CULTURE (0-2-1)(F/S). Participation as an elected officer in Sport, Information, and Culture Student Association (SICSA), a registered student organization for students enrolled in the Sport, Information, and Culture (SIC) certificate program. Consideration may be made on a case-by-case basis for SIC certificate students conducting substantial volunteer or research work. Course may be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

MEDIA 316 MEDIA ACTIVITIES: STUDIO TELEVISION FOR COMMUNITY (3-0-3)(F/S). Production of television programming for community organizations and citizens for airing on TVTV. Course may be repeated for credit.

MEDIA 317 MEDIA ACTIVITIES: UTP (Variable 1-3)(F/S). Production of video programming for University Television Productions. Course may be repeated for credit. PREREQ: MEDIA 117, and MEDIAPRO 201 or MEDIAPRO 301.

MEDIA 318 MEDIA ACTIVITIES: UNIVERSITY PULSE (Variable 1-3)(F/S). Participation in production of student radio. Course may be repeated for credit. PREREQ: MEDIA 118 or MEDIAPRO 202.

MEDIA 319 MEDIA ACTIVITIES: THE ARBITER (1-2-3)(F/S). Participation in reporting, writing and multimedia production for The Arbiter, the independent campus news outlet online and in print. Course may be repeated for credit. PREREQ: MEDIA 119 or JOUR 301.

MEDIA 351 HISTORY OF MASS COMMUNICATION (3-0-3)(F/S). Examines the historical development of mass communication sectors (including journalism, advertising, public relations, and film) in the United States from the colonial era to the recent past and the way they interact with, and help to shape, our social, economic, and political cultures. PREREQ: MEDIA 201.

MEDIA 352 CLIENT RELATIONS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F/S). Students learn to conduct themselves as media arts professionals while learning media-related business and project management methods, processes, and software. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

MEDIA 401 MEDIA LAW AND ETHICS (3-0-3)(F/S). Examination of media-related ethical and legal issues facing media practitioners and the public. PREREQ: MEDIA 201.

MEDIA 413 MEDIA ACTIVITIES: BLUE HOUSE AGENCY (1-4-3)(F/S). Students gain specialized professional experience as part of an in-house public relations and outreach team. Team positions include public relations specialists; social media specialists; outreach specialists; events planners; visual communications specialists; multimedia production specialists; writers; and copywriters. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: Upper-division standing and PERM/INST.

MEDIA 417 MEDIA ACTIVITIES: UTP (1-4-3)(F/S). Production of specialized video programming. Variable topics. Course may be repeated for credit. PREREQ: MEDIA 317 and PERM/INST.

MEDIA 451 PRACTICUM (Variable 1-4)(F/S). Practical application of skills and theory relevant to Media Arts. An opportunity to focus on areas of special interest to the student. May be repeated for a total of four credits. PREREQ: MEDIA 201, upper-division standing.

MEDIA 452 MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY (3-0-3)(F,S). Study of the role of mass communication in the democratic process, focusing upon the ways mass media both contribute to and inhibit the development of a viable public sphere and effective political process. PREREQ: MEDIA 201.

MEDIA 453 COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL CHANGE (3-0-3)(F,S). The history and evolution of communication and mass communication technologies, focusing upon the social/cultural impact of such technologies. PREREQ: MEDIA 201.

MEDIA 480 STUDIES IN MEDIA THEORY (3-0-3)(F/S). Critical evaluation of contemporary theoretical trends and issues in the study of mass media. Content varies from semester to semester. Course may be repeated for credit. PREREQ: MEDIA 201.

MEDIA 493 INTERNSHIP (Variable Credit)(F,S,SU). Supervised fieldwork. For more information on internships, see University-Wide Courses in Chapter 11. PREREQ: MEDIA 201, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, upper-division standing, and PERM/INST.

MEDIA 493U WORK U (3 credits)(F/S). Designed to provide students with professional experiences, regardless of their major. Students will develop their professional network alongside a mentor at a Treasure Valley employer. Time will be spent on site with employers and in a weekly class session. The class sessions are designed to unpack what the students are learning on the job, attend interactive workshops, engage with dynamic guest leaders from partner employers, and learn skills that translate directly to a professional setting. PREREQ: MEDIA 201, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and PERM/INST.

MEDIA 496 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-4 Credits)(F,S,SU). Individual study of either a reading or project nature. For more information on independent study, see University-Wide Courses in Chapter 11. PREREQ: MEDIA 201, upper-division standing, and PERM/INST.

MEDIA 499 MEDIA ARTS SEMINAR (3-0-3)(F,S)(FF). Students produce and present culminating media arts projects related to their emphasis area. Projects and supporting research are included in the senior portfolio and presented at the end of the semester. PREREQ: MEDIA 201, MEDIA 301, MEDIA 303, MEDIA 401, MEDIA 452 and senior standing or declared Public Relations Certificate, MEDIA 302, and PR 351.

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