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Practice of Media Approved Course List

Only one Practice of Media course may be applied toward the major.

* Courses marked with an asterisk (*) may fulfill either the Media Studies Elective Requirement or the Practice of Media Requirement. They cannot fulfill both. Please see the notes below on how SIS views these “either/or” courses.

Not all courses are offered every year, or available to all majors.

AMST 2500 Digital American Studies
ARCH 1030 Foundation Studio
ARCH 1040 Introduction to Design
ARCH 2710 CAAD 3D Geometrical Modeling and Visualization
ARCH 5420 Computer Aided Design
ARCH 5422 Computer Animation - Design in Motion
ARCH 5424 Direct Cinema Media Fabrics
ARCH 5450 Digital Moviemaking & Animation
ARCH 5470 Information Space
ARTS 2110 Intro to Photography I
ARTS 2112 Introduction to Photography II
ARTS 2220 Intro to New Media I
ARTS 2222 Introduction to New Media II
ARTS 2310 Installation & Perform Art I
ARTS 2312 Installation & Perform Art II
ARTS 2370 Intro to Cinematography I
ARTS 2372 Intro to Cinematography II
ARTS 2670 Intro to Printmaking I
ARTS 2672 Intro to Printmaking II
ARTS 3110 Intermediate Photography I
ARTS 3112 Advanced Photography II
ARTS 3220 Intermediate New Media I
ARTS 3222 Intermediate New Media II
ARTS 3370 Intermediate Cinematography
ARTS 3372 Intermediate Cinematography II
ARTS 3670 Intermediate Printmaking I
ARTS 3672 Intermediate Printmaking II
ARTS 4110 Advanced Photography I
ARTS 4112 Advanced Photography II
ARTS 4220 Advanced New Media I
ARTS 4222 Advanced New Media II
ARTS 4370 Advanced Cinematography I
ARTS 4372 Advanced Cinematography II
ARTS 4670 Advanced Problems in Printmaking I
ARTS 4672 Advanced Problems in Printmaking II
COMM 3315 Fundamentals of Marketing/Non-Comm
COMM 3330 Marketing Research Techniques
COMM 4320 Entertainment Marketing
COMM 4371 Advertising and Promotional Aspects of Marketing
COMM 4372 Advertising Campaigns
COMM 4380 Consumer Behavior and Marketing Strategy
COMM 4642 Business Communication for the Digital Age
CS 1010 Intro to Information Tech
CS 1020 Intro to Business Computing
CS 1110 Intro to Programming
CS 1111 Intro to Programming
CS 1112 Intro to Programming
CS 1113 Intro to Programming
CS 1120 Intro to Computing
CS 4810 Intro to Computer Graphics
DRAM 2070 Public Speaking
DRAM 2240 Digital Des: Re-Mkng & Re-Image
DRAM 2620 Sound Design
DRAM 2710 Scriptwriting for Film and TV
DRAM 2800 TV News Writing & Production
DRAM 2820 TV Texts, Scripting & Directing
DRAM 3710 Playwriting I
DRAM 3720 Playwriting II
DRAM 3820 Video Design I
DRAM 3825 Media Design Studio
DRAM 4110 Lighting Design
DRAM 4596 Special Topics Directing
DRAM 4710 Playwriting III
DRAM 4598 VR & 360 Video Storytelling
DRAM 4730 Advanced Playwriting
EDIS 5620 Video Communications
EDIS 5631 Instructional Photography
EDIS 5632 Advanced Photography
EDLF 5460 Software Applications in Education
ENSP 3300 Literary Editing
ENSP 5910 Literary Journal Editing
ENWR 2700 News Writing
ENWR 3640 Writing with Sound
ENWR 3650 Digital Writing: Remix Culture
ENWR 3700 Intermediate News Writing
MDST 2280 Public Affairs Production I
MDST 2305 Introduction to Radio/Sound Production
MDST 2508 Topics in Media Practice
MDST 2700 News Writing
MDST 3202 Digital Media and Publishing
MDST 3230 Basic Multimedia Reporting*
MDST 3280 Public Affairs Production II
MDST 3559 Designing the very near Future* (J19)
MDST 3559 Media, Technology & Design* (S19)
MDST 3690 Sports Journalism
MDST 3703 Intro to Digital Liberal Arts*
MDST 3705 Code, Language, and Media*
MDST 3804 Scriptwriting For Film & TV
MDST 4230 Advanced Multimedia Reporting*
MDST 4559 Aural Histories: Edison to Auto-Tune*
MDST 4801 Intro to Documentary Production
MDST 4802 Intermediate Documentary Production
MDST 4803 Computational Media*
MUSI 2350 Digital Music and Sound Art Composition (Technosonics)
MUSI 3390 Intro to Music & Computers
MUSI 4535 Interactive Media
MUSI 4540 Computer Sound Generation
MUSI 4543 Sound Studio
MUSI 4545 Computer Applications in Music
SARC 5500 AI Design Challenge: The Rise of Bots*
SOC 3510 Topics in Applied Data Science: Networks and Society*
STS 2500 Building A Story: Fundamental Documentary Film
SYS 2004 Data Management and Information Management
SYS 2057 Management of E-Commerce Systems
SYS 4081 Human-Computer Interaction


In SIS, generally the first course a student takes that will satisfy a requirement is the one that will list there. SIS will always take the highest graded course to fulfill a requirement.  The practice of media requirement is processed before the elective requirement, and an “either/or” course will be evaluated for practice of media first. If it is not needed there, it will be available for elective credit. The only problem that might arise is if the student needs a 4000-level elective and that course goes in the practice of media requirement first. If this happens, please see your advisor and ask them to complete an exception form. Turn the completed form into the Media Studies office for the change to be made in SIS.  The practice of media requirement takes the highest graded course. As a result, in progress courses may replace graded courses until the grade is posted.