Mass Media

Academic major: B.S. in Mass Media
Minor: Mass Media

Do you enjoy making an idea come to life?  You may want to consider a career in one of many opportunities where your creativity can thrive.  The study of Mass Media is for those who want to tell a story through film, television, videos, radio, or the Internet.  Learn the techniques of the professionals who take an idea, turn it into a script, and then transform the script into a work of art that everyone can enjoy. 

Do you want to make a difference in the world with your stories?  The study of Mass Media is a powerful tool.  Your desire to help people is enhanced through the effective use of mass media.  We can help you reach your goals through a major that allows you to take control of your creative ideas and make them flourish through the media you choose.  Trevecca’s Mass Media program prepares you for the challenge of making projects that can change the world.  

Courses are taught in a state-of-the-art communication lab.  Outside of class you have access to video and audio editing labs.  HD cameras are available for students to shoot projects either in the studio or in the field.  Students interested in film can apply to spend a semester at the Los Angeles Film Study Center (LAFSC)* where they will take classes and intern at a film studio.  LAFSC participation typically occurs during the student’s senior year.

* sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

 Core courses in Mass Media:

COM 2210

Introduction to Mass Media

3

COM 2215

Videography

3

COM 2220

Audio Production

3

COM 2620

Writing for Mass Media

3

COM 3010

Theories of Communication

3

COM 3015

Digital Convergence Media

3

COM 3170

Voice and Articulation

3

COM 4000

Advanced Public Speaking

3

COM 4300

Media Sales and Promotion

3

COM 4510

Career Internship in Communication Studies

3

COM 4550

Research Methods in Communication Studies

3

COM 4800

Senior Project in Communication Studies

1

 

The remaining 12 hours of coursework in the major will be in Mass Media electives.

Mass Media Elective Courses: 

COM 2080

Video Production Practicum

1

COM 2150

Station Staff Practicum

1

COM 2160

Television Station B roadcasting Practicum

1

COM 2720

Film Criticism

1

COM 2890

Newspaper Practicum

1

COM 2990

Principles of Digital Photography

2

COM 3000

Principles of Public Relations

3

COM 3020

Advanced Videography

3

COM 3025

Writing for Film

2

COM 3030

The Impact of Film on Society

3

COM 3035

Narrative Strategies in Film

3

COM 3050

Layout and Design

3

COM 3650

Advanced Reporting

3

COM 3660

History of News/Reporting

3

COM 3670

Digital Media and Online Journalism

3

COM 3680

Feature/Magazine Writing

3

COM 4140

Broadcast Journalism

3

COM 4150

Issues in Journalism

3

COM 4190

Organizational and Corporate Video Production

3

COM 4310

Advanced Audio Production

3

For more information on Mass Media, contact Professor David Deese or Professor Jamey Durham