About the Entertainment Media Undergraduate Certificate
The College of Media & 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 , CMI 3340 , CMI 3345 , CMI 4301 (Issues in Global Film and Media), CMI 4310 , CMI 4311 , PR 4301 /CMI 4301 (Production and Promotion – cross-listed and co-taught), CMI 4370 , CMI 4375 , CMI 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 , CMI 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 CMI 2000 /JOUR 2000 or CMI 3100 or CMI 4300 , which offer practicum credit for work in the entertainment media industry (department chair approval required).