Undergraduate students in the Texas Tech University College of Media & Communication will be given the opportunity to set themselves apart in the professional world by earning certificates in entertainment media and sports media, starting in fall 2015.
Each certificate will require four courses, each for three hours of credit, from various departments in CoMC. Students must pass courses with a ‘C’ or better to be earn the certificate.
The entertainment media certificate is designed for students focusing on pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. It highlights the accomplishments of students who have taken the time to learn critical skills for jobs as directors, screenwriters and producers of popular media.
Students choose four courses, two of which must come from a department or program outside their major:
- ADV 4301 Special Topics: Film Trailers
- ADV 4301 Special Topics: Mad Men
- ADV 4301 Special Topics: Sex/Drugs & Rock N Roll
- EMC/JOUR 2000 or 3100 or EMC 4300 courses – Activities courses where students can earn academic credit for practicum work related to entertainment (department chair approval required)
- EMC 3340 Producing and Programming for Electronic Media
- EMC 3345 Analyzing TV
- EMC 4301 Special Topics: Rock and Roll Media
- EMC 4301 Special Topics: The Blockbuster
- EMC 4301 Special Topics: Issues in Global Film & Media
- PR /EMC 4301, Production & Promotion (cross-listed and co-taught)
- EMC 4370 Writing for Series Television
- EMC 4375 Writing for Feature Film
- EMC 4380 Features & Documentaries
- PR 4301 Special Topics: Event Management
- PR 4301 Special Topics: Entertainment PR
The sports media certificate is designed for students pursuing media careers in the sports industry. Sports media jobs are often interdisciplinary, and can involve several of the traditional media disciplines CoMC offers, from journalism to advertising to public relations.
College of Media and Communication
- ADV 4301 Special Topics: Sports Advertising
- EMC/JOUR 2000 or 3100 or EMC 4300 courses for a maximum of 3 credit hours– Activities courses where students can earn academic credit for practicum work related to sports, including but not limited to Raider Vision (TTU Athletics Broadcasting), the HUB, the Outpost, or Double T Insider (department chair approval required)
- EMC 4301 Special Topics: Producing for Sports
- JOUR 4305 Sports and Media
- PR 3354 Sports PR
- PR 4301: Special Topics: Event Management
- PR 4301: Global Sports
Department of Exercise and Sports Science
- ESS 4355 Sports Facilities and Event Management
- ESS 4356 Fundamentals of Sports Marketing
(Based on agreement with the Department of Exercise and Sports Science to waive any and all pre-requisites for these courses)