Jun 16, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [Archived Catalog]

Electronic Media Major (A.A.S.)

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Major code AA5013

Office of Regional Higher Education
Ohio University Southern
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Ironton, OH 45638
Phone: 740.533.4575 or 800.626.0513
Fax: 740.354.9347

Donald Moore, Ohio University Southern contact person
Angelique Gibson, Ohio University Lancaster contact person
Ken Collins, Ohio University Zanesville contact person
or any regional campus student services office

Program Overview

Ohio University–Lancaster, Ohio University–Southern, and Ohio University–Zanesville offer a two-year program of study leading to an Associate in Applied Science with a major in electronic media. The program is founded on the belief that through intensive individualized instruction in a hands-on atmosphere, you can prepare in only two years for a beginning position in the electronic media field of audio, video and multimedia (radio or TV stations, cable TV, corporate communications, advertising agencies, video/sports production companies, or multimedia production houses).

Along with those who want a production-intensive education, high school graduates who wish further preparation in order to begin their college careers in the School of Media Arts and Studies on the Athens campus can benefit from the associate program. The program presents students with the opportunity to sharpen your skills before relocating to the School of Media Arts and Studies on the Athens campus. More than 90 percent of those students who complete the associate’s degree and then relocate to Athens secure a bachelor’s degree. (A 3.0 GPA is expected for relocation to Athens.) Others might wish to pursue the Bachelors of Technical and Applied Studies or communication studies major programs on the regional campuses, or might immediately move into communications positions.

The audio-video studios feature multitrack audio recording, radio operations, TV studios and digital video production and post production equipment. PC and MAC labs give multimedia students the latest in software for graphic design and web development. The hands-on facilities, broadly based curriculum, and small classes, have proved invaluable for students who want to obtain a full view of the field of electronic media.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Recent graduates are now working throughout the United States in the electronic media industry. Employment opportunities may include broadcast radio/television, cable television, advertising agencies, production houses, corporate communications, new media/web based companies, government communications, medical and health media, christian broadcasting, media ministry, live event audio-video, sports productions, educational media, or freelance. Students are also prepared to continue their academic studies in a baccalaureate program.



Technical Associate Degree Requirements

The minimum requirement for the Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) or the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is the completion of 60 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA upon graduation. A maximum of 15 credits earned through the experiential learning may be applied to any technical associate degree. You must earn a minimum of 18 semester credit hours while enrolled at Ohio University, and you must earn a minimum of 50 percent of coursework taken to fulfill your major concentration in residence with resident credit as defined in the Graduation Requirements – Universitywide  section. You also must meet Ohio University General Education requirements for associate degrees. (See Graduation Requirements - Universitywide section)

To earn a technical associate’s degree, you must complete an Application for Update of Program(s), available from any college office or regional campus student services office.

Major Hours Requirement

The electronic media major requires a minimum of 64 hours.

General Education Requirements

Complete the following course:

Complete a Tier I Quantitative Skills course

Electronic Media Major

Complete the core requirements and either the audio/video track or multimedia track. Also complete the non-major track.

Electronic Media Core Requirements

Complete the following courses:

Complete one of the following courses:

Complete 2 hours from the following courses:

Audio/Video Track Requirements

Complete one of the following courses:

Complete one of the following courses:

Complete one of the following courses:

Multimedia Track Requirements

Non-major Requirements

Social Sciences Elective

Complete 3 hours in a social science elective (2SS) that was not used to complete the social sciences requirement.


Complete the following course:


Complete one of the following courses:


Complete one of the following courses:

Social Sciences

Complete one of the following social science (2SS) courses:

Complete 3 hours Humanities and Literature (2HL) or Fine Arts (2FA) Elective

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