Jun 24, 2024  
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Media Production and Studies, Specialization in Media Production, BAC

Media Production

Fundamental changes in media technologies and industries allow media content to be delivered through hundreds of cable channels as well as through the Internet platforms to devices and locations unimaginable just a few years ago. The result is never-before-seen demand for sports, news, and entertainment programming. At the same time, producers and directors are rapidly reinventing media forms. Music videos and podcasts, web advertisements, social media content, and YouTube shorts are attracting new audiences that are both global and hyper-local.

The mission of Media Production specialization is to produce professionals who have the creative and technical capabilities to produce the high quality audio and video products for today’s converging, multi-platform media environment. Media production students enter careers ranging from camera operators and editors to TV and radio producers and directors in public and commercial radio and television, cable, telephony, social media, advertising, and education fields.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Media Production are expected to:

  • Comprehend and analyse the historical, cultural, political, and economic contexts that shape the operations of electronic media systems (broadcasting, telephony, Internet, digital media);
  • Critically analyze the social, cultural, and psychological effects and implications of electronic media systems from a variety of theoretical and policy perspectives;
  • Comprehend the key social science research methods used in researching the role of electronically mediated communication processes;
  • Formulate the effectively communicate ideas in oral, written, and visual contexts;
  • Comprehend and apply the various production, performance, and writing techniques that are integral to the realization of effective media texts.

BG Perspective (BGP) Requirements

Must complete at least 1 course in each of the following:

   English Composition and Oral Communication
   _____________________________    ________

   Quantitative Literacy
   _____________________________    ________

Must Complete at least 2 courses in each of the following:

   Humanities and the Arts
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________    

   Natural Sciences - at least one Lab Science required
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                                      

   Social and Behavioral Sciences
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                        

Complete total required BGP credit hours by selecting courses from any of the above categories:

   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                                    

University Requirements

Designated courses in Humanities and the Arts and the Social and Behavioral Sciences domains may be used to fulfill both the BGP requirement and one of the following university requirements:

Cultural Diversity in the US    ____________
International Perspective       ____________

Composition Requirement:
WRIT 1120                              

Total BGP Credits: Must be at least 36                      

Arts & Sciences Requirements

Foreign Language (_____ yrs of HS_______) or Culture Track.

If you had two (2 ) years of the same foreign language in high school, you may choose a four (4) course culture track.
   ________1010_________________    ________ 
​   ________1020_________________    ________ 
​   ________2010_________________    ________ 
   ________2020/2120____________    ________ 

Lab Science  

   _____________________________    ________ 

Multidisciplinary Component

Select from approved offerings, in consultation with an advisor and a faculty mentor. Four courses total, each with a different subject prefix. At least two courses at 3000/4000 level. Courses applied to the Arts & Sciences MDC may not be used to fulfill other Arts and Sciences degree requirements, nor may they be used to fulfill major, minor, BGP or other program requirements.   
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________  

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Support Field

At least 3 coherent courses at the 3000 or above level

Electives and Non-Credit Courses


  • No course from the major may be counted in the minor
  • No course from any minor may be counted in the major.
  • MDIA 4890 Media Internship  may be taken up to 3 credit hours. See internship coordinator.
  • COMM 3000  is an equivalent to MDIA 3600 

For Graduation You Will Need:

  1. 122 credit hours minimum.
  2. Minimum GPA 2.00.
  3. At least 30 credit hours of BGSU course work.
  4. 40 credit hours at the 3000/4000 level.
  5. Completion of all degree requirements, including the BG Perspective Core.
  6. A major, and if required, a minor, specialization or emphasis.

Any substitution or waiver of courses required for your major or minor program must originate in the department/school offering the major or minor and must be approved by the College Office.

To ensure a timely graduation, see a College Advisor during the semester prior to your intended graduation.

Remember to complete an Application for Graduation by the end of the second week of classes during the fall semester or spring regular session, or by the end of the first week of the summer semester. For the specific dates, check your DARS. You may log onto MyBGSU to complete the online application. After the deadlines, you will need to complete an application in person in the College Office.