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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

Media Arts and Studies Major (B.S.C.)


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Major code BC5365

College of Communication
School of Media Arts and Studies
Radio TV Building 202
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4870
Fax: 740.593.9184
http://www.mediaschool.ohiou.edu
mediaschool@ohio.edu

Jeff Redefer, associate director, undergraduate studies/contact person

Program Overview

The School of Media Arts and Studies prepares well-rounded, proactive individuals to think critically, act creatively, and practice ethically in a global media society. Students have exceptional opportunities to focus in an area of specific interest (i.e., media production, media studies, media management), while also taking advantage of a broad-based curriculum that enhances long-term success. The School also provides several media-related student organizations and we strongly encourage participation in internships. These opportunities lead to important connections that foster career advancement.

With over 650 undergraduates and 20 faculty in the School of Media Arts and Studies, strong demand to join the program dictates that we have entry requirements above the university’s requirements. The School of Media Arts and Studies also offers a major through the Honors Tutorial College for students with outstanding high school records.

The classroom and laboratory experiences of students are augmented by a variety of practical experiences, including work with the school’s student production unit: Athens Video Works (AVWproductions.com), the All-Campus Radio Network (acrn.com), Brick City Records (brickcityrecords.com), and the three university-owned and -operated public broadcasting stations: WOUB-AM, WOUB-FM, and WOUB-TV (woub.org). Credit for such experiences is available.

The School maintains relationships with various professional organizations, including SIGGRAPH, the Ohio Association of Broadcasters, International Game Developers Association, the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS), the International Radio-Television Society, the National Association of Television Program Executives, the Audio Engineering Society, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the National Association of Broadcasters, and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

For admission consideration into the School of Media Arts and Studies, all applicants should meet or exceed the following minimum guidelines:

  • Class Rank: Top 40% or your class
  • Test Scores: ACT Composite Score of 23 or SAT 1 Combined Score of 1060

Change of Program Policy

Because the School of Media Arts and Studies sets high academic standards and limits enrollment, students from other universities or other programs and campuses at Ohio University must show strong academic performance. An accumulative GPA of 3.0 or above will be required for consideration. Students at Ohio University wishing to transfer into the School of Media Arts and Studies must apply by the first Friday in October for transfer the start of spring semester.

Students transferring into the school must be enrolled for a minimum of one academic year (two semesters) or their final 30 hours of earned credit in order to graduate from the program.

External Transfer Admission

Because the School of Media Arts and Studies sets high academic standards and limits enrollment, students from other universities or other programs and campuses at Ohio University must show strong academic performance. An accumulative GPA of 3.0 or above will be required for consideration. Transfer students from outside Ohio University must abide by the policies indicated in the Undergraduate Admissions section of this catalog.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Alumni of the Media Arts and Studies program work in a variety of industries including: audio production and studio management, the Hollywood film and television community (including animation and special effects studios), the video game industry, entertainment law, media research, etc.
 

Requirements 

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the Scripps College of Communication


View the College-Level Requirements for the Scripps College of Communication .

Media Arts and Studies General Requirements


MDIA offers a depth of general requirements along with the University’s breadth of general requirements.

Arts and Humanities


Complete 6 hours of 3000- to 4000-level courses (or 2000-level of above for language courses). Courses include Tier I junior composition with the balance of the hours chosen from African American studies, art, art history, classical languages, comparative arts, dance, English, film, humanities, modern languages, music, philosophy, and theater.

Social Sciences


Complete 6 hours of 3000- to 4000-level courses chosen from anthropology, classical archaeology, economics, history, international studies, management, marketing, political sicence, psychology, and sociology.

Cross-Cultural Perspectives


Complete 6 hours of 3000- to 4000-level courses (or 2000-level or above for language courses) chosen from African American studies, classical languages, communication sciences and disorders, communication studies, journalism, linguistics, modern languages, and visual communication.

Media Arts and Studies Core


Complete the following courses:

Specialization


Complete 9 hours from one of six predetermined emphasis areas.

Media Arts and Studies Electives


Complete 6 hours in MDIA.

Corollary


Students in the School of Media Arts and Studies are required to complete a collary of coursework. These courses are outside of the School of Media Arts and Studies and are selected by the student and the student’s academic advisor to enhance the student’s area of interest. The collary requires a minimum of 21 credit hours from no more than two areas outside of MDIA or completing an approved minor.

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