About the Entertainment Media Undergraduate Certificate
The College of Media and Communication offers a 12-hour Undergraduate Certificate in Entertainment Media for students focusing on pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. Students learn critical skills for jobs as directors, screenwriters, and producers of popular media. Interested students can select four courses, each with three units of credit, from a list of courses offered in various departments of the college. At least two of the courses must come from a department or program outside the student’s major.
Students choose four courses from ADV 4301 (Film Trailers, Mad Men, Sex/Drugs and Rock n’ Roll), COMS 2310 , COMS 3321 , EMC 3340 , EMC 3345 , EMC 4301 (Issues in Global Film and Media), EMC 4310 , EMC 4311 , PR 4301 /EMC 4301 (Production and Promotion – cross-listed and co-taught), EMC 4370 , EMC 4375 , EMC 4380 , MCOM 3303 , PR 3352 , PR 3352 , PR 4301 (Event Management, Entertainment PR).
Students may also apply an internship (ADV 3390 , COMS 4304 , JOUR 3390 , EMC 3390 , MCOM 3390 , or PR 3390 ) as long as there is an emphasis in entertainment media and communication.
Students may also apply 3 credit hours from activities courses, such as EMC 2000 /JOUR 2000 or EMC 3100 or EMC 4300 , which offer practicum credit for work in the entertainment media industry (department chair approval required).