Minor in Television Industry and Enterprise

About the Minor

Students with a 3.0 or higher G.P.A. may apply for the TV Industry & Enterprise minor program. Once accepted, they take 21.0 credits of required courses that provide a basic foundation in the historical, financial, and programming elements of the television industry. The remaining 6.0 credits of study provide students the opportunity to have more hands-on production experience and/or to delve more deeply into the academic study of a specific area of interest.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
TVIE 180TV Industry Overview3.0
or FMTV 185 TV Industry
TVIE 280Research, Sales and Programming3.0
TVIE 285Media Law and Ethics3.0
or FMTV 285 Media Law and Ethics
TVIE 290Introduction to Money and the Media3.0
TVST 260History of Television3.0
TVST 261History of TV Journalism3.0
or TVST 361 Art of TV Comedy
or TVST 362 Art of TV Drama
Three of the following courses:9.0
Strategic Management for Entertainment and Arts Management
Media and Entertainment Business
Entertainment Promotion and Branding
Basic Shooting and Lighting
Basic Cinematography
Basic Editing
Basic Editing
Basic Sound
Basic Sound
Screenwriting I
TV Studio: Basic Operations
Basic TV Studio
Special Topics in TV Industry & Enterprise
Special Topics in TV Industry & Enterprise
Special Topics in TV Industry & Enterprise
Special Topics in TV Industry & Enterprise
TV Studio: Live Directing
Intermediate TV Studio
TV Studio: Comedy
TV Studio: Drama
TV Studio: Advanced Live Directing
Producing for Television
Total Credits27.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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