Communication and Media Studies Department
Minor in Audio and Video Production
The Audio and Video Production minor offers students an understanding of the processes involved in conceptualizing, writing, designing, and producing works in media based on the effective principles and practices of media aesthetics for target audiences. This minor will equip students with the information and tools necessary to create, manage, and evaluate audio and video works as vehicles of communication.
The minor consists of 16 credit hours of audio and video production CMS courses.
Communication and Media Studies majors may use 6 credit hours from the minor to fulfill an appropriate requirement in the Communication and Media Studies majors. However, an additional 10 credit hours beyond major requirements must be selected from the minor.
A grade of “C” or higher is required on all coursework for the minor.
Core Courses (7 or 8 credits):
CMS 203/204 Introduction to Video Production and Lab
CMS 322 Digital Audio Storytelling or CMS 340/341 Narrative Filmmaking and Lab
Electives (4 courses, 12 credits minimum*)
*Please note that some courses require concurrent enrollment in a lab section.
CMS 220 Topics in Media Production I
CMS 222 - Digital Radio & Audio Production
CMS 225 Screenwriting
CMS 294 Visual Communication
CMS 320 Topics in Media Production II
CMS 322 Digital Audio Storytelling
CMS 326 Special Effects and Animation
CMS 340/341 Narrative Filmmaking and Lab
CMS 440/441 Advanced Narrative Filmmaking and Lab
CMS 460 Topics in Media Production III
In order to declare the minor, students must have a minimum 2.0 G.P.A. and have completed the core competency in College Writing.
This minor consists of 19- 20 credit hours. The description above stating 16-credits is not correct. New courses may be added. Please consult your advisor if you are interested in a CMS production course not on the list.