BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Video Studies

The following is a sample schedule this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ART 110 Introduction to New Media 3
Life Sciences (lab) or Physical Sciences (lab) - General Education 4
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education (MED 120 is recommended) 3
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MED 365 Digital Film and Media Production 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
The Arts - General Education 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MED 361 Introduction to Sound Recording for Digital Film and TV 3
MED 465 Principles of Cinematography 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
EA history/theory course 3
Written Communication and Integrative and Applied Learning (Writing II) - General Education 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 230 Computer Animation I 3
Video studies elective (300 level or above) 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
EA history/theory course 3
Life Sciences (no lab) or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
Portfolio application review - electronic arts requirement 0
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MUS 216 Introduction to Audio Techniques 3
Video studies elective (300 level or above) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Humanities - General Education 3
EA history/theory course 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 300 Fundamentals of Collaboration in Electronic Arts 3
Video studies elective (300 level or above) 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
General elective 3
EA history/theory course 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MED 498 Senior Project in Electronic Arts 3
Video studies elective (300 level or above) 3
Electronic arts elective 3
EA history/theory course 3
General elective (300 level or above) 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MED 498 Senior Project in Electronic Arts 3
Electronic arts elective 3
General elective (300 level or above) 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Entrance to the electronic arts program is selective. You must complete two of the pre-admission foundation courses (ART 110, MED 365, MUS 216) and one pre-admission core course (ART 210, ART 230, MED 361) with a B or better average before making a portfolio application. One of the foundation courses taken prior to applying must be MUS 216. The portfolio consists of two-to-three examples of your best work in the discipline to which you are applying, several short essays and an interview.

A minimum of 120 credit hours (with 40 hours of upper-division course work at a 300+ level) is required to graduate.

Periodicity of many classes is important, with many scheduled as fall- or spring-only classes (F/S). Check the class schedule.

This schedule is only one example of a possible degree program. Please meet with your advisor early in your first semester to discuss possible variations of your own degree plan.

Degree plan last reviewed 08-06-2020.