Major, Bachelor of Science Degree
Please see the Department of Communication for updates regarding this program.
The Digital Media Production major is a professional program that prepares graduates to be engaged with the principles of life-long learning in this media-saturated society. The graduate will have the skills to succeed and lead in an ever-changing global media landscape.
The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Media Production will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Successfully convey ideas through the written and spoken word, and through various forms of digital media.
- Synthesize classroom instruction and initiate the exploration, development, and execution of projects that build professional experience.
- Apply knowledge of emerging technology and social media in the creation and distribution of media.
- Apply an in-depth understanding of the ethical principles that guide the student’s chosen profession.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of digital media law to produce content that is legal and promotes the principles of freedom of expression.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the area of Live Studio and Remote Production, Audio, Digital Cinema or Digital Journalism:
- Proficiency in the Live Studio and Remote Production area means the student can successfully complete each step in the production process, from conception through distribution, using both field and studio techniques.
- Proficiency in the Audio production area means the student can manipulate sound to perform and produce audio programming, and apply promotion techniques for audio distribution outlets.
- Proficiency in the Digital Cinema area means the student can work within the parameters of narrative or documentary production process, as well as analyze and critique film.
- Proficiency in the Digital Journalism production area means the student can generate news stories, images, and features for print, broadcast, and Web using appropriate style, design, and editing techniques.
- At the time of first admission to UCM, students should indicate their intentions to become a Digital Media Production major. After the completion of 15 hours, the student must visit the program’s Academic Advisor in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (Martin 124, phone 660.543.4814). The Academic Advisor will review the student’s records and then a faculty advisor will be selected for the student. At that point, the student should meet with the faculty advisor to be admitted to the program. Students can access admission forms at ucmo.edu/comm. The forms should be submitted to the faculty advisor.
When the student has reached 70 hours at UCM, there will be a hold on enrollment - the student must visit his or her faculty advisor to review the academic records to continue in the program.
- Admission to the Digital Media Production program is conditional upon the following prerequisites: Completing COMM 1000 ; ENGL 1020 and ENGL 1030 or CTE 3060 , or ENGL 1080 , with a grade no lower than a C in all courses.
- The DMP faculty recommends that students meet with their faculty advisor before registering for classes each semester.
- Course substitutions for course requirements may be made only by the departmental faculty advisor and department chair.
- A student may not graduate with a degree in Digital Media Production in which the grade of record for any required communication course work is an F.
- A student must earn a grade no lower than a C in the following courses in order to graduate with a Digital Media Production degree: COMM 1000 ; COMM 1100 ; COMM 1200 ; ENGL 1020 , ENGL 1030 , CTE 3060 , or ENGL 1080 ; COMM 2000 ; and COMM 3000 .
- Only six semester hours of communication course work with a D can be counted toward the Digital Media Production major.
- In order to graduate with a degree in Digital Media Production, a student must obtain at least a 2.0 grade-point average for all credit hours completed at UCM or elsewhere and attain at least a 2.50 grade-point average for all course work in the major.
- Students must complete the major requirements and one area: Audio, Live Studio and Remote Production; Digital Cinema; or Digital Journalism.
Digital Media Production, BS (43-604) (4 Year Guide)