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This Minor allows students to develop critical analytical tools that can lead to careers in the entertainment industries
This Minor allows students to hone journalism skills for a multi-mediated market
Hampton Roads is the #42 media market in the United States and geographically situated between two top-10 markets in Atlanta and Washington, DC.
Media literacy skills are paramount for active participation in our society
Many classes include opportunities to interact with media professionals
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In this course, students learn how to transform casual expressions of opinion about celebrities and media into polished reviews and articles worthy of publication in newspapers, magazines, and online platforms. Students will examine models of good entertainment journalism, past and present, in print, on the Web and in podcasts. In particular, students will consider critical reviews, profiles of artists and entertainers, interviews, and trend stories. Prerequisites: junior standing. Pre- or corequisite: COMM 260.
This course provides students with an overview of a range of media industries, exploring their histories and structures and their impact on contemporary media production. Students will track ongoing industry developments, applying course concepts and learning how media is made and how that process is restricted by a range of social, cultural, political, and economic forces. Prerequisites: COMM 260.
This course is designed to introduce students to the major theories and perspectives that inform the ways media audiences are made meaningful to the creation, distribution, promotion, regulation, and evaluation of media and popular culture. Prerequisites: COMM 260.
Students entering the Minor program in Media Studies (Minor) should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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