Major Academic Plan for B.A. in Communication, Visual Communication Emphasis, Video Track

A Major Academic Plan (MAP) illustrates one way to complete a degree in a recommended number of semesters. Below is an example of an efficient and recommended plan, but actual plans will vary by individual student needs. Program requirements are based on Catalog Year.

MAP Grid
Course Subject and TitleCreditsMin Grade*Program Element**When OfferedPrerequisiteCo Requisite
First Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1101 3 C-GE Appropriate placement score 
GE Objective 3 3  GE   
GE Objective 5: Lecture & Lab 4  GE   
CMP 2202 Photo, Graphic, and Video Editing 3   F, S  
Free Electives 2      
Semester Total15
Second Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1102 3 C-GE ENGL 1101 or equivalent 
GE Objective 2: COMM 1101 3  GE   
GE Objective 4: CMP 2250 3  GE   
GE Objective 5 3  GE   
CMP 2286 Visual Rhetoric 3    F, S  
Semester Total15
Third Semester
GE Objective 4 3 C-GE   
CMP 1110 Media Writing 3    F, S  
CMP 3339 Web Design 3  UM F, SCMP 2202 
CMP 3371 Narrative Video Production 3  UM F  
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Fourth Semester
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
GE Objective 7 or 8 3  GE   
CMP 2271 Television and Video Production 3   SCMP 1110 & CMP 2202 
CMP 3310 Multiplatform Storytelling 3  UMSCMP 1110 
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Fifth Semester
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
GE Objective 9 3  GE   
CMP 4475 Corporate Video Production 3  UMFCMP 2202 & CMP 2271 
Photo Media or Design Option Elective 3      
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Sixth Semester
CMP 4471 Advanced Video Production 3  UM SCMP 1110, 2202, 2271, & CMP 3310 or CMP 3311 
CMP Track Elective 3      
Photo Media or Design Option Elective 3   S  
Free Electives 6      
Semester Total15
Seventh Semester
CMP 4410 Mass Media History, Law, and Ethics 3  UMF  
CMP Track Elective 3      
Upper Division Free Electives 9  UU   
Semester Total15
Eighth Semester
CMP 4403 Mass Communication and Society 3  UMS  
Upper Division Free Electives 6  UU   
Free Electives 6      
Semester Total15
Total120
MAP Credit SummaryCredits
Major45
General Education37
Electives to reach 120 credits38
Total120