Communication: Video Production, B.S. Sample Degree Map

The Communication: Video Production, B.S.  degree allows students to learn background theory while developing conceptual and technological skills used in the production of programs both inside the studio and on location. There are many opportunities for hands-on learning with courses in multi-camera, field and post-production, and digital applications. With the completion of the major, students participate in a video drama or documentary production capstone project.

The State University of New York at Fredonia is committed to doing our part to provide each student a clear path to graduation. This four-year degree plan is a sample map for fulfilling requirements in the major, the Fredonia Foundations (FF), and other supporting courses. The pathway that you take to your degree may differ somewhat from this illustration, depending on where you start and the detours and side trips you may take along the way. If you are committed to completing your degree in four years, we encourage you to consider signing up for the Fredonia in 4 program. For complete information about this degree program, please consult the university catalog at www.fredonia.edu/catalog

Sample Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
COMM 199 Communication Orientation 1
COMM 101 Fundamentals of Communication 3
COMM 105 Public Speaking 3
COMM 155 Rhetoric of Vision and Sound 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
COMM 102 Mass Media and Society 3
COMM 254 Video Field Production 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
General Elective 3
 
TOTAL 15

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
COMM 251 Audio Production 3
COMM xxx Group B Course 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Spring Semester

Course Credits
COMM 255 Studio Production 3
COMM xxx Group B Course 3
COMM xxx Writing Course for Track 3
FF Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Third Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
COMM 366 Post Production 3
COMM xxx Group B Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Spring Semester

Course Credits
COMM xxx Group B Course 3
COMM xxx Group C Course 3
COMM xxx Video Elective 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
COMM xxx Capstone Course I 4
COMM 420 Communication Law and Ethics 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
COMM xxx Capstone Course II 4
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
 
TOTAL 13

GRAND TOTAL: 120

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

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