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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Video Production Major, B.S.

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Department of Journalism and Media Production  

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences  

  Available Program Format(s): In-Person  

About the Program

Students pursuing the B.S. degree in Video Production are immersed in all aspects of working with video, be that a short film or documentary; television package or commercial; demonstration or educational video; music video or a public service announcement. Students cover theories, concepts, techniques, and practical applications employed in various areas of industry including entertainment, business, government, and the many applications within the media production field. Students also work through conception, pre-production, production and post-production stages, as they develop increasingly specialized skills throughout their studies. They cap their work in the program with a video thesis or an internship in video production.

Students in all JMP programs are expected to demonstrate common industry standards such as active participation, professional conduct, academic integrity, and adherence to deadlines.

Student Outcomes

  • Demonstrating a working knowledge of the basic functionality of industry standard computer-based video editing programs.      
  • Executing specific video editing functions such as insert and overwrite edits, selective audio and video track edits, trim edits, split edits, and audio and video level control & mixing, as well as saving and exporting completed videos.   
  • Determining efficient digital media management techniques while building and executing video editing workflows.  
  • Assessing and selecting appropriate visual and auditory communication aesthetics when creating video programs.

General Degree Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the four areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements. 

Program Requirements

  • A total of 120 semester hours are required for graduation. 
  • A grade of C- or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. 
  • A minor is required for this program

General Studies Requirements: 33 credits

Students should consult the General Studies Requirements  for a list of courses that fulfill the General Studies Requirements for degree completion.  

  • Written Communication (6 credits) 
  • Oral Communication (3 credits) 
  • Quantitative Literacy (3 credits) 
  • Arts and Humanities (6 credits) 
  • Historical (3 credits) 
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (6 credits) 
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits) 
  • Global Diversity (0 or 3 credits**)


** Students will fulfill the global diversity requirement by taking an approved course within one of the following categories: arts and humanities; historical; natural and physical sciences; or social and behavioral sciences. 

Ethnic Studies & Social Justice Requirement: 0 or 3 credits

  • Students should consult the Ethnic Studies & Social Justice Graduation Requirement  for a list of courses that fulfill the ESSJ Requirement for degree completion.  
  • Many programs include courses that meet this requirement. Students should consult with their advisor to determine what program courses may fulfill this requirement. 

Department Core: 12 credits

All Journalism and Media Production majors begin with the following courses:

Electives: 6 credits

Students complete the Video Production major with six credit hours of additional JMP course work. Any JMP course is an acceptable elective, but the following list is particularly suited to the degree.

Senior Experience: 3 credits

Students must take a Senior Experience course to meet university guidelines for degree completion.

Summary of Requirements

General Studies Requirements 33 credits
ESSJ Requirement 0-3 credits
Department Core 12 credits
Major Required Courses 24 credits
Major Electives 6 credits
Senior Experience Course 3 credits
Minor and Unrestricted Electives 39-42 credits
Total for the Video Production Major, B.S. 120 credits

Required courses for the major may also count for General Studies and ESSJ requirements, so the total credits listed may be greater than the number required to complete the degree. Therefore, it is important that you work with your advisor to make sure you are meeting requirements for your degree.

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