Popular culture matters. This sequence studies how media and popular culture affect societies and audiences. It emphasizes the incredible power and responsibilities that media producers have.
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Assistant Professor of Popular Culture and Media Production
Associate Professor of Media Production and Entrepreneurship and Director of MA Program in Strategic Communication
Associate Professor of Communication
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Course Requirements 2021/2022
Bachelor of Arts in Popular Culture and Media Production
Minor in Popular Culture and Media Production
Bachelor of Arts in Popular Culture and Media Production
Degree Requirements Credits
Major Requirements 50
University Core Requirements 50
Electives 28
Total 128
Minor in Popular Culture and Media Production
Minor Requirements Credits
Course Requirements 20
Total 20
Requirements for B.A. in Popular Culture and Media Production
Requirements for Minor in Popular Culture and Media Production
Requirements for B.A. in Popular Culture and Media Production
Course Course Title Credits
COM 1110 Human Communication 4
COM 1450 Media Law and Literacy 2
COM 2001 Techniques in Media Production 4
COM 3450 Media Law and Ethics 2
POP 2204 Media and Popular Culture 4
POP 2231 Writing for Media Production 4
POP 3311 Narrative Production 4
POP 4900 Capstone I 4
POP 4950 Capstone II 2
Select 8 credits from the following list of courses:
MPE 3001 Post-Production Workshop 2
MPE 3002 Cinematography and Lighting Workshop 4
MPE/GDS 3361 Motion Graphics 4
POP 3007 Audio for Visual Media 2
POP 3231 Writing for the Screen 4
Select 4 credits from the following list of courses:
POP 2234 Film History and Analysis 4
POP 2241 Electronic Media History and Development 4
POP 3354 History of Documentary Film 4
POP 3384 History of Hip-Hop Culture 4
HST 2251 Hollywood and American History 4
Select 8 credits from the following list of courses:
ENG 4110 Digital Storytelling 4
POP 2284 Sit-Coms, Reality TV, and Beyond 4
POP 2881, 3881, 4881 Special Topics 4
POP 3314 Visual Rhetoric and Design 4
POP 3324 Myth & Media 4
POP 3334 Media Representation: Race, Class, & Gender 4
POP 3344 Black American Voices: Stories and Sounds 4
POP 3374 Global Media Representation of Women 4
POP 3394 Media Masters 4
POP 3414 Advertising and Consumer Culture 4
POP 3424 Mediated Gender 4
POP 4444 Independent Study 4
SOA 2202 Mass Media and Society 4
Course Descriptions
Requirements for Minor in Popular Culture and Media Production
Course Course Title Credits
COM 2001 Techniques in Media Production 4
POP 2204 Media and Popular Culture 4
Select 4 credits from the following list of courses:
POP 2231 Writing for Media Production 4
MPE/GDS 3361 Motion Graphics 4
Select 4 credits from the following list of courses:
POP 2234 Film History and Analysis 4
POP 2241 Electronic Media History and Development 4
POP 3354 History of Documentary Film 4
POP 3384 History of Hip-Hop Culture 4
Select 4 credits from the following list of courses:
POP 2881, 3881, 4881 Special Topics 4
POP 2284 Sit-Coms, Reality TV, and Beyond 4
POP 3314 Visual Rhetoric and Design 4
POP 3324 Myth and Media 4
POP/SOA/WGS 3334 Media Representation of Race, Class, and Gender 4
POP/SOA 3344 Black American Voices: Stories and Sounds 4
POP/GBS/WGS 3374 Global Media Representation of Women 4
POP 3394 Media Masters 4
POP 3414 Advertising and Consumer Culture 4
POP 3424 Mediated Gender 4
Course Descriptions
Note: At least 8 of the 20 credits required for this major must be at the 3000-level or higher.
Career Opportunities
Popular Culture and Media Production students learn how to produce media texts—both the fundamentals of the craft and the creation of the art—while also critiquing how media create and re-create our cultural values and social identities.

Your degree in Popular Culture and Media Production can prepare you to pursue careers in the fields of Media and Film Production, Education, Advertising, Public Relations, and the non-profit sector. The degree can also prepare you for post-graduate education, for example an MA in Mass Communication, an MFA in Film or Screenwriting, or a PhD in Critical Studies, American Studies, or Popular Culture Studies.

Your study and preparation opens up the pathway into a variety of career disciplines including:
Student Outcomes
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