Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies: Production Track

(Lew Klein College of Media and Communication)

Ron Carr, M.F.A.
Major Coordinator

carr@tuj.temple.edu
 

This track provides an overview of divergent technologies used in the production of media, including traditional and multi-media platforms.  Students wishing to expand their knowledge of communications to include skill-based knowledge vital in a variety of professional fields, including filmmaking, television, and radio are welcome. 

Students are expected to gain an understanding of both fiction and non-fiction narratives, and how technological components such as photography, editing, and audio contribute to the realization of the project.  As writing is a crucial component of project work, students will complete scripts, essays, and articles, including extensive revision.  Attainment of professional production broadcast standards is expected.  

Summary of Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Arts may be conferred upon a student majoring in Communication Studies by the recommendation of the faculty and upon satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours (s.h.) of credit with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 overall and in the major. Students must meet:

  1. University requirements
    • All students are required to complete the General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
    • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses in the major at Temple University.
  2. Lew Klein College of Media and Communication requirements.
  3. Minimum of 42 s.h. in Communication Studies.
  4. Each course that fulfills a requirement for the major must be passed with a C- or better.
  5. Maximum of 27 s.h. in any one Klein department may be counted toward the degree.
  6. A maximum of 4 s.h. of Internship credit may be counted toward the degree.
  7. A maximum of 8 s.h. combined of Independent Study and/or Special Projects may be counted toward the degree.
  8. No more than 8 s.h. in Kinesiology and Dance activities courses.
  9. Students may participate in study away programs.
  10. Transfer students are required to complete a minimum of 24 s.h. of major courses at Temple.
  11. Communication Studies majors may minor in established Klein minors. The Communication Studies student who declares a minor must complete the entire program requirements for both the major and the minor. Courses listed for both the Communication Studies major and Klein minor will only apply towards one of the curriculums. If the class is part of an array of courses, students will be required to take a different course to satisfy the major requirement.

Communication Studies: Production Track Requirements

  1. All Communication Studies majors must take the following two foundation courses:
    CMST 1111Communication and Public Life3
    MSP 1021Media and Society3
    Total Credit Hours6
  2. All majors will take five additional core courses. Students will select one course each from the categories below (15 credits). Students should plan to meet the prerequisites for courses in their selected track by taking appropriate core courses.
    Core Courses
    CMST 2111Communications Seminar 13
    Communication Theory
    Select one of the following:3
    Journalism and Society
    Introduction to Media and Society
    Research Methods
    JRN 2101Journalism Research 13
    Analysis
    Select one of the following:3
    Media Popular Culture 1
    Introduction to Public Speaking
    Cross-Cultural Perspectives (specific to TUJ)
    JRN 3706Journalism and Globalization3
    Total Credit Hours15
  3. In consultation with a faculty advisor, a student must take seven courses (minimum 21 credits) from the list below.
  • Students must have met the prerequisites for courses in their track by taking the appropriate core courses (see above).
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses in the major. The writing-intensive course options for this track are MSP 4496, MSP 4796 and JRN 2396.
    MSP 1701Introduction to Media Technology3
    Choose either the TV Production or Audio/Radio focus:12
    TV Production Focus
    Introduction to Media Production
    Genres of Media Production
    Select one of the following:
    Audio for Media
    Advanced Editing
    Media Performance
    Producing and Directing
    Audio/Radio Focus
    Audio for Media
    Studio Music Recording Techniques
    Select one of the following:
    Introduction to Media Production
    Media Performance
    Writing-Intensive Courses
    Select two of the following:6
    Global Media
    Creative Scriptwriting
    Magazine Article Writing
    Total Credit Hours21

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies: Production Track

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
CMST 1111Communication and Public Life3
Select one of the following (Communication Theory):3
Journalism and Society 
Introduction to Media and Society 
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
MSP 1021Media and Society3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Elective4
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
CMST 2111Communications Seminar3
Select one of the following (Analysis):3
Media Popular Culture 
Introduction to Public Speaking 
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3-4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
JRN 2101Journalism Research (Research Methods)3
JRN 3706Journalism and Globalization (Cross-Cultural Perspectives)3
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
MSP 1701Introduction to Media Technology3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
GenEd Breadth Course3
Select one of the following based on either the TV Production or Audio/Radio focus:4
Introduction to Media Production (for TV Production focus) 
Audio for Media (for Audio/Radio focus) 
Electives9
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one of the following based on the focus chosen in previous semester:4
Genres of Media Production (for TV Production focus) 
Studio Music Recording Techniques (for Audio/Radio focus) 
Select one of the following based on the focus chosen in previous semester:4
For TV Production focus, select one of the following courses:
 
Audio for Media 
Advanced Editing 
Media Performance 
Producing and Directing 
For Audio/Radio focus, select one of the following courses:
 
Introduction to Media Production 
Media Performance 
Electives9
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 4
Fall
Select one of the following:3
Global Media [WI] 
Creative Scriptwriting [WI] 
Magazine Article Writing [WI] 
Electives13
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one of the following not previously taken:3
Global Media [WI] 
Creative Scriptwriting [WI] 
Magazine Article Writing [WI] 
Electives12
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 124