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Degree Requirements

FILM & DIGITAL MEDIA - Degree Requirements


The Communication department provides a broad base of theoretical and practical coursework in the communications industry. The candidate for the Bachelor of Arts degree must fulfill all general degree requirements. In addition to completing core foundation courses and learning the use of software across the field, students will develop skills suited to their particular career interests.



Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication
Degree Requirements:


Credit Hours

Avila's Core Curriculum  

40 (minimum)

Communication Foundation


Film & Digital Media Concentration  


General Electives


Total Credit Hours



CO 225                 Mass Media & Society

AR/CO 271           Digital Media: Page Layout

CO 360                 Media Law

CO 391                 Communication Theory

CO 495                 Internship

CO 499                 Senior Seminar


Film & Digital Media

CO 181                 Survey of Film I

CO 182                 Survey of Film II

CO 216                 Corporate Scriptwriting

CO 217                 Screenwriting

CO 223                 Digital Media: Shooting & Lighting

CO 327                 Digital Media: Editing & Audio

CO 425                 Intermediate Production

CO 427                 Advanced Production



Digital Media Electives (9 credit hours):

AR 221                  Beginning Photography

CO 337                 Digital Media: Animation Techniques

CO 338                 Digital Media: Motion Graphics & Visual Effects

AR/CO 379           Design for the Web

CO 380                 Special Topics

AR 471                  Digital Media: Interactive Media

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