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Pennsylvania State University (College of Communications at Penn State.)

The College is the largest accredited communications program in the country. As such, it is obligated to provide its students with a blend of applied and conceptual courses within its various majors. It is also obligated to see that its students receive a broad-based education rooted in the liberal arts and sciences.

We take our obligation seriously to provide students with a curriculum that prepares them to enter media-related positions and to become engaged, contributing members of society in a variety of capacities.

The film-video major offers opportunity for the in-depth study of film and video production, incorporating idea development, writing, production craft (cinematography, sound, editing), production management, and business aspects. Narrative, documentary, and experimental forms are explored in a program of study that supports critical thinking and the development of ideas. Emphasis is on discovering the ability to make creative, aesthetic, and content decisions, while developing a sense of personal style. Students leave the program with a thorough understanding of all aspects of the film and video processes. During the sophomore entrance-to-major process, students must submit a portfolio to secure entrance in the major.

The media studies major emphasizes academic development by introducing a wide range of approaches (such as aesthetic, humanistic, social-behavioral, or legal-policy) to understanding media, culture, and society. Several options are offered to allow students to identify their own media-related questions and acquire the tools to answer these questions.

Graduates of the film/video major leave the program prepared to work as writers, producers, directors, cinematographers, sound designers, and editors, and apply their education to mainstream entertainment, multi-media, public television, education, and corporate and commercial communications. Development of analytic, creative, and writing abilities allows graduates of the media studies major to pursue careers in media, government agencies, and public interest groups, as well as private industries needing communications specialists. Graduates may also pursue advanced degrees.

School name:Pennsylvania State UniversityCollege of Communications at Penn State.
Address:204 Carnegie Building
Zip & city:PA 16802 Pennsylvania
Phone:(814) 865-1503

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