Communication Arts Major: Cinema and Media Arts Option (B.A.)

https://manchester.unh.edu/program/ba/communication-arts-major-cinema-media-arts-option

Students choosing the Cinema & Media Arts Option study the creative media industries with a focus on developing professional skills and knowledge relating to careers in film, television and radio. Courses cover topics such as narrative, screenwriting, audio and video production, film history and criticism, documentary, and audience research methods. Students may elect to take an internship in the area of cinema and media arts to help fulfill requirements for the Option.
 
 

Option Requirements

Students must complete all of the Communication Arts major requirements and will work with their academic advisor to select courses that also satisfy option requirements.

Students must complete all of the Communication Arts major requirements. The option in Cinema and Media Arts consists of 24 credits as distributed below. Courses may be used toward the Communication Arts Degree requirements as well as the Cinema and Media Arts option. Courses applied to the option must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and overall GPA of 2.0. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 credits at UNH Manchester.

I. Select three of the following:12
Media Writing
Screenwriting
Fundamentals of Video Production
Advanced Video Production
Fundamentals of Audio Prod
Advanced Topics in Digital Media Production 1
Advanced Screenwriting
Special Topics in Applied Communication 1
II. Select two of the following:8
Internship/Communication in the Urban Community 1
Image and Sound
History of Film
Special Topics in Communication Organization, History, and Policy 1
III. Select one of the following:4
Narrative
Film History/Theory and Method
Documentary
Independent Study 1
Total Credits24

 For more information, contact Jeff Klenotic, program coordinator, Jeffrey.Klenotic@unh.edu or contact the UNH Manchester Office of Admissions, (603) 641-4150.

 
 
 
 
 

Upon completion of the Communication Arts program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze how creativity, artistry, narrative, identity, persuasion, and ethics shape messages and relationships produced within a variety of social, organizational, and industry contexts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills that give them expertise and proficiency in areas such as human relations, social media, digital video, audio production, graphic design, writing, and speaking.
  • Know the history of communication practices and understand how media technologies and messages have impacted societies, cultures, organizations, and businesses.
  • Effectively research and creatively explore communication practices, experiences, and trends using high quality sources of information, multiple modes of inquiry, and multiple presentation formats.
  • Identify professional interests or career paths by working with the Internship and Career Planning Office and by engaging with communication settings outside the classroom through internships, service learning, field trips, and independent studies.