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2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Digital Media Production, BS (43-604) (120 hours)

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Major, Bachelor of Science Degree

Please see the School of Communication, History, and Interdisciplinary Studies  for updates regarding this program.

Mission Statement

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.

Program Outcomes

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.


Students entering the University of Central Missouri to pursue a degree in Communication Studies B.S. or Digital Media Production B.S. should indicate their intentions to become a major of one of these programs at the time of their first enrollment. Each of the programs has degree-specific admission requirements. See information about each of the degrees for those requirements.

Course Work

  1. A student may not graduate with a degree in a communication major in which the grade of record for any required communication course is an F. The student must receive a grade of C or better in the following courses if required in their major or minor program of study: COMM 1000  , COMM 2100  , and COMM 3100  . A maximum of six semester hours may be counted toward a degree where the student receives a D for communication courses not on the list above. These reflect Communication minimums. Each degree program may have additional graduation requirements.
  2. Course substitutions for catalog requirements may be made only upon approval of the program faculty advisor or school chair.
  3. Some production or writing courses require participation in activities outside of the class meeting hours. Students should be prepared to participate in these activities that sometimes include assignments in conjunction with the campus media.
  4. Some lecture courses require attendance at school colloquia and/or other University presentations. Students should be prepared to participate in these assignments as a part of their degree program.

Admission Policies

  1. 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 success advisor in Martin 124, phone 660-543-4814.
  2. The DMP faculty recommends that students meet with their faculty advisor before registering for classes each semester.

Graduation Policies

  1. Course substitutions for course requirements may be made only by the faculty advisor and school chair.
  2. 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.

Digital Media Production, BS (43-604) (4 Year Guide)  

Choose One of the Following Areas: 21 Semester Hours

General Education Requirements: 42 Semester Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for full listing of requirements. The following general education classes are required by this major:

Free Electives: 21 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours

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