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Professor Steve Weiss, Coordinator

The Music, Stage, and Sports Production Interdisciplinary Minor serves students who seek a broad foundation in creating television and audio recordings of events. Students learn theory and get hands-on experience in all aspects of the production process, both in studio and on location. This includes operating television cameras and audio equipment; designing appropriate lighting and audio environments; directing live recordings; and finishing projects through the editing of audio and video. Students can select courses from six departments in the College of Liberal Arts: Dance, Communication Studies, Journalism and Media Communication, Music, and Theatre. The wide range of courses available allows students to focus on specific aspects of the production process or explore the entire spectrum of live and recorded performances. Upon completion of the minor, students will have an electronic production portfolio, which is considered a key requirement for getting a job and succeeding in this growing entertainment arena.

Effective Fall 2018 

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Students must complete 24 credits, with a minimum of 3 credits in each of at least four subject codes, with no more than 9 credits from any one subject code.

Required Course
LB 386EPracticum: Arts Production3
Group I - 3 credits
Select one course from the following:3
Understanding Dance (GT-AH1)
Media in Society (GT-SS3)
Music Appreciation (GT-AH1)
Music Theory Fundamentals (GT-AH1)
History of Rock and Roll
Group II - 15 credits
Select 15 credits from the following:15
Dance Techniques I: Modern
Dance Techniques I: Ballet
Dance Techniques I: Jazz
Digital Video Editing
Electronic Field Production
Audio Production and Editing
Web Programming for Media Producers
Social Media Management
Advanced Video Editing
Advanced Electronic Media Production
Study Abroad: International Media Studies–Europe
Study Abroad: International Media Studies–Australia and NZ
Advocacy in the Visual and Performing Arts
Technology and the Arts in the 21st Century
Arts Outreach and Community Engagement
Creative Industries Career Management
Evaluating Contemporary Television
Voice and Movement for the Stage
Lighting Design for the Theatre I 1
Digital Media Design for Live Performance I
Lighting Design for the Theatre II
Digital Media Design for Live Performance II
Group III - 3 credits
Select 3 credits from the following: 3
Performance Practicum
Independent Study
Television Studio Production
Radio Operations
Independent Study: Electronic Reporting
Independent Study: Editing
Independent Study: Photojournalism
Independent Study: Public Relations
Independent Study: Readings
Independent Study: Reporting
Independent Study: Technical Communication
Practicum: CTV
Practicum: KCSU
Independent Study
Independent Study: Composition and Theory
Independent Study: Improvisation
Independent Study: Performance
Theatre Practicum I
Independent Study
Program Total Credits:24