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Undergraduate Certificates

Undergraduate students at Texas Tech University are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to earn certificates to set themselves apart in the professional world.

The College of Media & Communication offers three undergraduate certificates:

Entertainment Media

Motion Picture Production 

Sports Media

Students must pass courses with a ‘C' or better to earn a certificate. CoMC students are encouraged to speak with their adviser to determine if earning a certificate would impact their degree plan or anticipated graduation date.

 

Students may also be interested in learning about the graduate certificates offered by the College of Media & Communication.

 

Entertainment Media 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.

Required Coursework

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

 

Motion Picture Production Certificate

The College of Media & Communication and the  J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts have partnered to offer a 15-hour undergraduate certificate in Motion Picture Production. Students learn valuable skillsets in the areas of production and performance in motion picture films. This certificate prepares students for careers in a number of fields within and related to motion picture production, from directing, editing, and cinematography to acting, set design, and costume design, among others.

Required coursework

  • JEM 2301 - Introduction to Media Production and Composition
  • JEM 2302 - Foundations of Digital Post-Production and Workflow
  • Two required courses from the School of Theatre and Dance
    • Choose from THA 2305, THA 3311, THA 4337, THA 4335, THA 4336)
  • One final course as an elective from either college
    • Choose from CMI 3335, CMI 4310, CMI 4380, CMI 4301, MCOM 2301, ART 4390, or a previously untaken THA course from the choices listed above).

 

Sports Media Certificate

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.

Required Coursework

Students choose four courses, two of which must come from a department or program outside their major:

College of Media & 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

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