Communication Arts Major: Cinema and Media Arts Option B.A.

Communication Arts Major: Cinema and Media Arts Option B.A.

cinema and media arts

Study the creative media industries to develop professional skills and knowledge in film, television and radio

Students choosing the Cinema & Media Arts option study the creative media industries with a focus on developing professional skills and knowledge relating to careers in film, television and radio. Courses cover topics such as narrative, screenwriting, audio and video production, film history and criticism, documentary, and audience research methods. Students may elect to take an internship in the area of cinema and media arts to help fulfill requirements for the Option.
 
 

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Curriculum & Requirements

Option Requirements

Students must complete all of the Communication Arts major requirements and will work with their academic advisor to select courses that also satisfy option requirements.

Students must complete all of the Communication Arts major requirements. The option in Cinema and Media Arts consists of 24 credits as distributed below. Courses may be used toward the Communication Arts Degree requirements as well as the Cinema and Media Arts option. Courses applied to the option must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and overall GPA of 2.0. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 credits at UNH Manchester.

I. Select three of the following:12
Media Writing
Screenwriting
Fundamentals of Video Production
Advanced Video Production
Fundamentals of Audio Prod
Advanced Topics in Digital Media Production 1
Advanced Screenwriting
Special Topics in Applied Communication 1
II. Select two of the following:8
Internship/Communication in the Urban Community
Image and Sound
History of Film
Special Topics in Communication Organization, History, and Policy 1
III. Select one of the following:4
Research Methods in Media
Narrative
Film History/Theory and Method
Documentary
Independent Study 1
Total Credits24

 For more information, contact Jeff Klenotic, program coordinator, at (603) 641-4130 or jeffrey.klenotic@unh.edu, or contact the Office of Admissions, (603) 641-4150.

 
 
 
 
 

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As a communication arts major, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art sound recording and video production studios, a high-definition editing lab and a brand-new digital media screening room with surround sound.

Video Production Studio

From script to screen, bring your work to life in our state-of-the-art video studio and editing lab. Explore the artistry of digital media with high-definition cameras, green screen technology and industry standard editing software.

Audio Studio

The audio studio gives you the tools to record, edit and produce your original projects. Equipped with a digital recording booth, editing stations, control room and more, the studio is your haven for both audio and video production.

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Our campus is in the heart of the region’s cultural, economic, entertainment and government activity — putting unlimited internship opportunities at your doorstep. We’ve partnered with local businesses to give you the real-world experience that sets you apart. Communication arts majors have interned at many high-profile organizations in the area, including:

  • Granite United Way
  • NH1 News Network
  • New Hampshire Public Radio
  • N.H. Department of Environmental Services
  • Verizon Wireless Arena
  • WMUR-TV

Learn more about internships

UNH Manchester students can now enroll in graphic design courses at New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) at no additional cost. NHIA's series of design courses complements and adds breadth to the communication arts curriculum, so you graduate with additional skills that set you apart in the workforce.

Communication arts majors gain the interpersonal and communication skills that employers in all industries look for. With a highly flexible curriculum and the ability to personalize your studies, your communication arts degree will open doors to unlimited career and graduate education opportunities.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects positive growth in many communications-related professions between 2012 and 2024. Make an impact with career possibilities in any industry, from media to healthcare, education, counseling and beyond.

Job Title Job Growth Average Salary
Film/Video Editor or Camera Operator 11% $58,900
Graphic Designer 1% $46,900
Multimedia Artist or Animator 6% $63,970
Producer or Director 9% $68,440
Writer or Author 2% $60,250

Learn more about career planning

Add breadth to your degree with a communication arts minor, giving you the interpersonal and communication skills that will set you apart to employers in any industry.

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In partnership with the New Hampshire community colleges below, we've developed curriculum guides to show you which courses at your community college will transfer into UNH Manchester's communication arts program.

Click on a community college below to see transferable communication arts requirements.

Questions? Contact an admission counselor for help.

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