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Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5339 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5339
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Broadcast and Cinema Arts Major: Assoc Arts | Broadcast and Cinema Arts Major: Bach Arts | Broadcast and Cinema Arts Minor
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Broadcast and Cinema Arts Major: Assoc Arts    
   Required Courses    
      BCA 1010   Survey of Broadcast, Film & Digital Media (BCA*/JRN) 3 s.h.  An overview of the telecommunications industry, its technical and economic nature, and its consideration as both a product of social forces and as a social force itself. 
      BCA 2610   Television Production I (BCA*/JRN/COM) 3 s.h.  Basic studio production techniques, including set-up and operation of cameras, microphones, recorders, lights, and control room equipment. Emphasis on hands-on team approach. Recommended for BCA majors during their first year. 
      BCA 2810   Field Production and Editing I (BCA*/JRN) 3 s.h.  Introduction to basic concepts and practices of single camera field production, including directing theory, camera technique, sound, lighting, and editing. Preferred prerequisite or corequisite: BCA 2610 or permission of instructor. 
      BCA 3610   Television Production II (BCA*/COM/JRN) 3 s.h.  Advanced studio production techniques, with emphasis on technical directing, camera techniques, lighting methods, and integration of field-produced tapes. Prerequisite: BCA 2610 or permission of instructor. 
      BCA 3820   Field Production & Editing II (BCA*/JRN) 3 s.h.  Advanced field production and editing, with emphasis on visual and aural storytelling, creative camera and lighting techniques, shot continuity, audio, graphics, and special effects. This course has an academic service learning component. Prerequisite: BCA 2810. 
      Communication Choice      (3 s.h. to be chosen)    
         BCA 2020   Cinema Studies (BCA*/COM) 3 s.h.  Introduction to the language, art, and culture of film including the study of classic and contemporary films and their aesthetic, cultural, and social significance. 
         COM 1050   Communication Concepts & Contexts 3 s.h.  Principles of communication applied to interpersonal, group, and public speaking situations. Emphasis on verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, persuasive techniques, delivery, and responding to messages. Opportunity to practice speaking skills. 
         COM 2350   Public Speaking: Theory & Practice 3 s.h.  Focus on the building of public speaking skills needed in education, personal life, and careers in order to effectively communicate thoughts and feelings. Students evaluate the communication efforts of others and increase their critical listening skills. 
      Electives                 (6 s.h. to be chosen)    
         BCA 2020   Cinema Studies (BCA*/COM) 3 s.h.  Introduction to the language, art, and culture of film including the study of classic and contemporary films and their aesthetic, cultural, and social significance. 
         BCA 2310   Modern Radio Techniques I 1 s.h.  Introduction to the concepts and techniques of radio production, including basic recording, mixing, and editing techniques. Students produce station promos, ID's, interviews, and documentaries, and perform live as DJs or announcers. 
         BCA 2320   Modern Radio Techniques II 1 s.h.  Advanced concepts and techniques of radio production, including a focus on radio interviewing techniques and the art of sound editing. Students produce a short documentary, applying advanced techniques. Prerequisite: BCA 2310. 
         BCA 3030   Writing for Radio, TV, & Film (BCA*/JRN) 3 s.h.  Theory and practice of writing scripts for radio, television, and film. Introduction to the techniques of storytelling, storyboarding, production tracking, and budgeting. Prerequisite: BCA 2610 or permission of instructor. 
         BCA 3440   Talent & Performance for Television & Radio (BCA*/COM) 3 s.h.  Instruction and practice in performing for radio and television (as reporter, host, spokesperson, etc.), including voice, poise, and on-camera technique. Prerequisite or corequisite: BCA 2610 or BCA 2810 or permission of program director or course instructor. 
         BCA 3510   On-Location Team Experience 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 3 s.h.)  Intensive participation in a film production: highly-collaborative community service using production, teamwork, and leadership skills. Out-of-town venues, such as Hollywood, require the student to pay for travel and lodging. Recommended prerequisites: BCA 2610 and BCA 2810. May be repeated for credit: a maximum of 3 s.h may be applied within a BCA major or minor; additional credits may be earned as free electives. 
         BCA 3750   Television News Reporting & Production (BCA*/JRN) 3 s.h.  The concepts and practices of field and remote video production in electronic news gathering with emphasis on broadcast standards and ethical decision-making. Prerequisites: BCA 2610, 2810. 
         BCA 3830   Post Production 3 s.h.  Advanced post-production tools, techniques, and special effects used in video and film editing to create a message, tell a story, or elicit a feeling or emotion. Prerequisite: BCA 2810. 
         BCA 3840   Visual Effects & Compositing I (ART/BCA*) 3 s.h.  Aspects of visual effects and compositing for film and video: students solve problems faced when dealing with visual integration, discover solutions to working with poorly shot scenes, rotoscoping, 2D tracking, color grading, as well as wire and rig removal. Prerequisites: BCA 2810; or ART 1050 and ART 1210; or permission of instructor. 
         BCA 3850   Visual Effects and Compositing II (ART/BCA*) 3 s.h.  Advanced visual effects and compositing theory and techniques, including blue-screen compositing and 3D environments. Prerequisites: BCA 3840/ART 3840 or permission of instructor. 
         BCA 3910   Cooperative Education 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 4 s.h.)  Academically related work experience. 
         BCA 3920   Cooperative Education 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 4 s.h.)  Academically related work experience. 
         BCA 4630   Directing & Producing for Television (BCA*/JRN) 3 s.h.  The theory and practice of producing and directing television programs. Students produce and/or direct a program that meets broadcast standards. Prerequisites: BCA 2810 and BCA 3610 and permission of instructor. 
         BCA 4910   Cooperative Education 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 4 s.h.)  Academically related work experience. 
         BCA 4920   Cooperative Education 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 4 s.h.)  Academically related work experience. 
         COM 1050   Communication Concepts & Contexts 3 s.h.  Principles of communication applied to interpersonal, group, and public speaking situations. Emphasis on verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, persuasive techniques, delivery, and responding to messages. Opportunity to practice speaking skills. 
         COM 2350   Public Speaking: Theory & Practice 3 s.h.  Focus on the building of public speaking skills needed in education, personal life, and careers in order to effectively communicate thoughts and feelings. Students evaluate the communication efforts of others and increase their critical listening skills. 
         COM 3410   Acting Techniques I 4 s.h.  Basic forms and methods of expression, including voice projection and diction; development of individual talents in pantomime, improvisation, acting, and oral interpretation. Lecture and laboratory. 
         COM 3420   Acting Techniques II 4 s.h.  Basic forms and methods of expression, including voice projection and diction; development of individual talents in pantomime, improvisation, acting, and oral interpretation. Lecture and laboratory. 
         JRN 1320   News Reporting (JRN*/WRT) 3 s.h.  Organization of the modern newspaper; news values and news sources; structures of the news story; practical training in gathering and writing typical news stories. 
         JRN 4010   Mass Communication (BCA/COM/JRN*) 3 s.h.  Theory of behavior in communications in general and the mass media in particular. The design and evaluation of public opinion studies and research topics in communications with emphasis on the effects that the various media have had on consumers. Required for students seeking teaching certification with a Journalism and Public Relations minor. 
         MUAP2610   Lyric Theater 1 s.h.  The study and public performance of staged productions from the operatic, light opera, and Broadway genres. Open to all students and community members. 
Broadcast and Cinema Arts Major: Bach Arts    
   Required Courses    
      BCA 1010   Survey of Broadcast, Film & Digital Media (BCA*/JRN) 3 s.h.  An overview of the telecommunications industry, its technical and economic nature, and its consideration as both a product of social forces and as a social force itself. 
      BCA 2020   Cinema Studies (BCA*/COM) 3 s.h.  Introduction to the language, art, and culture of film including the study of classic and contemporary films and their aesthetic, cultural, and social significance. 
      BCA 2310   Modern Radio Techniques I 1 s.h.  Introduction to the concepts and techniques of radio production, including basic recording, mixing, and editing techniques. Students produce station promos, ID's, interviews, and documentaries, and perform live as DJs or announcers. 
      BCA 2610   Television Production I (BCA*/JRN/COM) 3 s.h.  Basic studio production techniques, including set-up and operation of cameras, microphones, recorders, lights, and control room equipment. Emphasis on hands-on team approach. Recommended for BCA majors during their first year. 
      BCA 2810   Field Production and Editing I (BCA*/JRN) 3 s.h.  Introduction to basic concepts and practices of single camera field production, including directing theory, camera technique, sound, lighting, and editing. Preferred prerequisite or corequisite: BCA 2610 or permission of instructor. 
      BCA 3030   Writing for Radio, TV, & Film (BCA*/JRN) 3 s.h.  Theory and practice of writing scripts for radio, television, and film. Introduction to the techniques of storytelling, storyboarding, production tracking, and budgeting. Prerequisite: BCA 2610 or permission of instructor. 
      BCA 3610   Television Production II (BCA*/COM/JRN) 3 s.h.  Advanced studio production techniques, with emphasis on technical directing, camera techniques, lighting methods, and integration of field-produced tapes. Prerequisite: BCA 2610 or permission of instructor. 
      BCA 3750   Television News Reporting & Production (BCA*/JRN) 3 s.h.  The concepts and practices of field and remote video production in electronic news gathering with emphasis on broadcast standards and ethical decision-making. Prerequisites: BCA 2610, 2810. 
      BCA 3820   Field Production & Editing II (BCA*/JRN) 3 s.h.  Advanced field production and editing, with emphasis on visual and aural storytelling, creative camera and lighting techniques, shot continuity, audio, graphics, and special effects. This course has an academic service learning component. Prerequisite: BCA 2810. 
      BCA 4630   Directing & Producing for Television (BCA*/JRN) 3 s.h.  The theory and practice of producing and directing television programs. Students produce and/or direct a program that meets broadcast standards. Prerequisites: BCA 2810 and BCA 3610 and permission of instructor. 
      BCA 4810   Capstone in Film Production 2 s.h.  Creating a film as part of a production team, using the knowledge, skills, techniques, and theories of the industry. Emphasis on the creative process, the kinds of decision that are made, and the strategies that are developed in the production of a film. The student's final product is submitted for external judging. This course runs three consecutive semesters with a grade given at the end of the final semester. Prerequisites: BCA 2610, BCA 2810, and permission of instructor. No grade for BCA 4810 or BCA 4820 until the completion of BCA 4830. 
      BCA 4820   Capstone in Film Production 2 s.h.  Creating a film as part of a production team, using the knowledge, skills, techniques, and theories of the industry. Emphasis on the creative process, the kinds of decision that are made, and the strategies that are developed in the production of a film. The student's final product is submitted for external judging. This course runs three consecutive semesters with a grade given at the end of the final semester. Prerequisites: BCA 2610, BCA 2810, and permission of instructor. No grade for BCA 4810 or BCA 4820 until the completion of BCA 4830. 
      BCA 4830   Capstone in Film Production 2 s.h.  Creating a film as part of a production team, using the knowledge, skills, techniques, and theories of the industry. Emphasis on the creative process, the kinds of decision that are made, and the strategies that are developed in the production of a film. The student's final product is submitted for external judging. This course runs three consecutive semesters with a grade given at the end of the final semester. Prerequisites: BCA 2610, BCA 2810, and permission of instructor. No grade for BCA 4810 or BCA 4820 until the completion of BCA 4830. 
      BCA 4910   Cooperative Education 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 4 s.h.)  Academically related work experience. 
      JRN 4010   Mass Communication (BCA/COM/JRN*) 3 s.h.  Theory of behavior in communications in general and the mass media in particular. The design and evaluation of public opinion studies and research topics in communications with emphasis on the effects that the various media have had on consumers. Required for students seeking teaching certification with a Journalism and Public Relations minor. 
      Communication Choice      (3 s.h. to be chosen)    
         COM 1050   Communication Concepts & Contexts 3 s.h.  Principles of communication applied to interpersonal, group, and public speaking situations. Emphasis on verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, persuasive techniques, delivery, and responding to messages. Opportunity to practice speaking skills. 
         COM 2350   Public Speaking: Theory & Practice 3 s.h.  Focus on the building of public speaking skills needed in education, personal life, and careers in order to effectively communicate thoughts and feelings. Students evaluate the communication efforts of others and increase their critical listening skills. 
      Electives                 (6 s.h. to be chosen)    
         ART 3150   Photoshop (ART*/BCA/JRN) 3 s.h.  Introduction to a variety of image processing capabilities, with an emphasis on the development of original images related to art and publication design. Students learn to combine basic design, drawing, and composition techniques within the technical framework of computer design which includes image conversion, color correction, manipulating layers, working with paths, websites, and print preparation. Prerequisite: ART 2700 or permission of instructor. 
         ART 3210   The Moving Image (Animation) (ART*/BCA) 3 s.h.  The creation of movement and animation through the use of sequential images, drawing, and software tools. Method of hand-drawn animation, rotoscoping, keyframe animation, and compositing. Students develop filmmaking skills from concept to finished work through group projects, classroom workshops, and individual projects. Prerequisites: ART 1050, ART 2070, and ART 3150. 
         BCA 2320   Modern Radio Techniques II 1 s.h.  Advanced concepts and techniques of radio production, including a focus on radio interviewing techniques and the art of sound editing. Students produce a short documentary, applying advanced techniques. Prerequisite: BCA 2310. 
         BCA 3180   BCA Workshops 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 3 s.h.)   
         BCA 3440   Talent & Performance for Television & Radio (BCA*/COM) 3 s.h.  Instruction and practice in performing for radio and television (as reporter, host, spokesperson, etc.), including voice, poise, and on-camera technique. Prerequisite or corequisite: BCA 2610 or BCA 2810 or permission of program director or course instructor. 
         BCA 3510   On-Location Team Experience 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 3 s.h.)  Intensive participation in a film production: highly-collaborative community service using production, teamwork, and leadership skills. Out-of-town venues, such as Hollywood, require the student to pay for travel and lodging. Recommended prerequisites: BCA 2610 and BCA 2810. May be repeated for credit: a maximum of 3 s.h may be applied within a BCA major or minor; additional credits may be earned as free electives. 
         BCA 3830   Post Production 3 s.h.  Advanced post-production tools, techniques, and special effects used in video and film editing to create a message, tell a story, or elicit a feeling or emotion. Prerequisite: BCA 2810. 
         BCA 3910   Cooperative Education 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 4 s.h.)  Academically related work experience. 
         BCA 3920   Cooperative Education 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 4 s.h.)  Academically related work experience. 
         BCA 4920   Cooperative Education 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 4 s.h.)  Academically related work experience. 
         COM 3410   Acting Techniques I 4 s.h.  Basic forms and methods of expression, including voice projection and diction; development of individual talents in pantomime, improvisation, acting, and oral interpretation. Lecture and laboratory. 
         COM 3420   Acting Techniques II 4 s.h.  Basic forms and methods of expression, including voice projection and diction; development of individual talents in pantomime, improvisation, acting, and oral interpretation. Lecture and laboratory. 
         JRN 1320   News Reporting (JRN*/WRT) 3 s.h.  Organization of the modern newspaper; news values and news sources; structures of the news story; practical training in gathering and writing typical news stories. 
         MUAP2610   Lyric Theater 1 s.h.  The study and public performance of staged productions from the operatic, light opera, and Broadway genres. Open to all students and community members. 
Broadcast and Cinema Arts Minor    
   Required Courses    
      BCA 1010   Survey of Broadcast, Film & Digital Media (BCA*/JRN) 3 s.h.  An overview of the telecommunications industry, its technical and economic nature, and its consideration as both a product of social forces and as a social force itself. 
      BCA 2610   Television Production I (BCA*/JRN/COM) 3 s.h.  Basic studio production techniques, including set-up and operation of cameras, microphones, recorders, lights, and control room equipment. Emphasis on hands-on team approach. Recommended for BCA majors during their first year. 
      BCA 2810   Field Production and Editing I (BCA*/JRN) 3 s.h.  Introduction to basic concepts and practices of single camera field production, including directing theory, camera technique, sound, lighting, and editing. Preferred prerequisite or corequisite: BCA 2610 or permission of instructor. 
      BCA 3610   Television Production II (BCA*/COM/JRN) 3 s.h.  Advanced studio production techniques, with emphasis on technical directing, camera techniques, lighting methods, and integration of field-produced tapes. Prerequisite: BCA 2610 or permission of instructor. 
      JRN 4010   Mass Communication (BCA/COM/JRN*) 3 s.h.  Theory of behavior in communications in general and the mass media in particular. The design and evaluation of public opinion studies and research topics in communications with emphasis on the effects that the various media have had on consumers. Required for students seeking teaching certification with a Journalism and Public Relations minor. 
      Electives                 (9 s.h. to be chosen)    
         ART 3150   Photoshop (ART*/BCA/JRN) 3 s.h.  Introduction to a variety of image processing capabilities, with an emphasis on the development of original images related to art and publication design. Students learn to combine basic design, drawing, and composition techniques within the technical framework of computer design which includes image conversion, color correction, manipulating layers, working with paths, websites, and print preparation. Prerequisite: ART 2700 or permission of instructor. 
         ART 3210   The Moving Image (Animation) (ART*/BCA) 3 s.h.  The creation of movement and animation through the use of sequential images, drawing, and software tools. Method of hand-drawn animation, rotoscoping, keyframe animation, and compositing. Students develop filmmaking skills from concept to finished work through group projects, classroom workshops, and individual projects. Prerequisites: ART 1050, ART 2070, and ART 3150. 
         BCA 2020   Cinema Studies (BCA*/COM) 3 s.h.  Introduction to the language, art, and culture of film including the study of classic and contemporary films and their aesthetic, cultural, and social significance. 
         BCA 2310   Modern Radio Techniques I 1 s.h.  Introduction to the concepts and techniques of radio production, including basic recording, mixing, and editing techniques. Students produce station promos, ID's, interviews, and documentaries, and perform live as DJs or announcers. 
         BCA 2320   Modern Radio Techniques II 1 s.h.  Advanced concepts and techniques of radio production, including a focus on radio interviewing techniques and the art of sound editing. Students produce a short documentary, applying advanced techniques. Prerequisite: BCA 2310. 
         BCA 3030   Writing for Radio, TV, & Film (BCA*/JRN) 3 s.h.  Theory and practice of writing scripts for radio, television, and film. Introduction to the techniques of storytelling, storyboarding, production tracking, and budgeting. Prerequisite: BCA 2610 or permission of instructor. 
         BCA 3440   Talent & Performance for Television & Radio (BCA*/COM) 3 s.h.  Instruction and practice in performing for radio and television (as reporter, host, spokesperson, etc.), including voice, poise, and on-camera technique. Prerequisite or corequisite: BCA 2610 or BCA 2810 or permission of program director or course instructor. 
         BCA 3510   On-Location Team Experience 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 3 s.h.)  Intensive participation in a film production: highly-collaborative community service using production, teamwork, and leadership skills. Out-of-town venues, such as Hollywood, require the student to pay for travel and lodging. Recommended prerequisites: BCA 2610 and BCA 2810. May be repeated for credit: a maximum of 3 s.h may be applied within a BCA major or minor; additional credits may be earned as free electives. 
         BCA 3750   Television News Reporting & Production (BCA*/JRN) 3 s.h.  The concepts and practices of field and remote video production in electronic news gathering with emphasis on broadcast standards and ethical decision-making. Prerequisites: BCA 2610, 2810. 
         BCA 3830   Post Production 3 s.h.  Advanced post-production tools, techniques, and special effects used in video and film editing to create a message, tell a story, or elicit a feeling or emotion. Prerequisite: BCA 2810. 
         BCA 3910   Cooperative Education 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 4 s.h.)  Academically related work experience. 
         BCA 3920   Cooperative Education 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 4 s.h.)  Academically related work experience. 
         BCA 4630   Directing & Producing for Television (BCA*/JRN) 3 s.h.  The theory and practice of producing and directing television programs. Students produce and/or direct a program that meets broadcast standards. Prerequisites: BCA 2810 and BCA 3610 and permission of instructor. 
         BCA 4910   Cooperative Education 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 4 s.h.)  Academically related work experience. 
         BCA 4920   Cooperative Education 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 4 s.h.)  Academically related work experience. 
         COM 1050   Communication Concepts & Contexts 3 s.h.  Principles of communication applied to interpersonal, group, and public speaking situations. Emphasis on verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, persuasive techniques, delivery, and responding to messages. Opportunity to practice speaking skills. 
         COM 2350   Public Speaking: Theory & Practice 3 s.h.  Focus on the building of public speaking skills needed in education, personal life, and careers in order to effectively communicate thoughts and feelings. Students evaluate the communication efforts of others and increase their critical listening skills. 
         COM 3410   Acting Techniques I 4 s.h.  Basic forms and methods of expression, including voice projection and diction; development of individual talents in pantomime, improvisation, acting, and oral interpretation. Lecture and laboratory. 
         COM 3420   Acting Techniques II 4 s.h.  Basic forms and methods of expression, including voice projection and diction; development of individual talents in pantomime, improvisation, acting, and oral interpretation. Lecture and laboratory. 
         JRN 1320   News Reporting (JRN*/WRT) 3 s.h.  Organization of the modern newspaper; news values and news sources; structures of the news story; practical training in gathering and writing typical news stories. 
         JRN 4010   Mass Communication (BCA/COM/JRN*) 3 s.h.  Theory of behavior in communications in general and the mass media in particular. The design and evaluation of public opinion studies and research topics in communications with emphasis on the effects that the various media have had on consumers. Required for students seeking teaching certification with a Journalism and Public Relations minor. 
         MUAP2610   Lyric Theater 1 s.h.  The study and public performance of staged productions from the operatic, light opera, and Broadway genres. Open to all students and community members. 
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