Bachelor of Arts in Global Media Requirements

(Credits as listed below, with Undergraduate Curriculum requirements and electives to total 128 credits)

These programs require one year of study abroad in one of the universities listed below. Students need to work with their advisers and the Chair of the Department to prepare a plan of studying abroad in one of the specialized areas to complete the Global Media degrees.

1. Communication core. The Core Requirements are the following courses (total of 20 credits):

  • CM 101 Introduction to Media Studies
  • CM 250 Visual Cultures
  • CM 460 Senior Seminar I
  • CM 471 Internship in Communications
  • CM 490 Senior Seminar II

2. Communication core electives. Students select four courses from the list below, related to their specific major within Global Media. (total of 16 credits)

  • CM 150 Introduction to Film
  • CM 275 Video Production I
  • CM 340 Special Studies in Communication
  • CM 350 Video Production II
  • CM 358 International Film
  • CM 359 Short Film
  • FA 280 Photography I
  • CM 362 Creative Video
  • AH 111 Renaissance to Modern Art
  • FA 250 Graphic Design I (Typography)
  • AN 361 Social Change: Globalization and Culture

3. The third set of courses are taken at one of the Universities listed below through the College of Global Studies.  Based on the model of integrating the academic training with the demands and needs of professional and policy world, these programs offer courses in many of the exciting, and innovative programs, which transgress traditional boundaries between disciplines and offers programs that are challenging to students. Courses emphasize an integration of theory and practice and traditional and new technologies.

All courses adopt an approach that is essentially global, situating media in the issues of globalization as well those of the specific national media contexts. With their emphasis on creative industries, students will get practical experience as they immerse themselves in the culture of other students attending these universities.

The following courses are recommended for respective specializations in Global Media. Please note that the courses suggested here may not be available at the time for each of the student for the desired semester. The objective here is that the given set of courses from the host University’s offerings constitutes a specialization in B.A. in Global Media for a student from Arcadia University. If the following courses are not available, students may choose similar courses in consultation with the advisor and the Director of the program so long as the scope of specialization remains the same.

For more information, visit www.arcadia.edu/abroad.

University of Westminster, London

New Media Journalism

  • GRA 404 Visual Representation
  • GRA 409 Digital Media
  • MED 632 Globalisation: Information, Communication & Culture
  • MED 645 Broadcasting and Society in the 20th Century
  • MED 631 Media Technology and Society
  • MED 428 Understanding News Media

Visual Journalism

  • MSJ 402 Multimedia Journalism
  • MED 642 Arts and Entertainment Journalism
  • MED 644 International Journalism
  • DFU 405 Design as Communication 
  • DFU 403 Design Processes 
  • CER 405 Visual Language

Media Production

  • MED 696 Media Production Skills
  • FTV 402 Aesthetics of television
  • FAS 406 Experimental design and modernity
  • AN1 504 Practical Animation
  • PHO 545 Digital Imaging
  • GRA 404 Visual Representation

Media Industries

  • MED 625 Multiculturalism and the Media
  • MED 691 Comparative International Media Systems
  • 2CLT 602 Identity, Culture and the Media
  • MED 424 Social Theory and the Media
  • MED 426 Media Institutions and Society
  • LAW 601 Media Law and Ethics

Goldsmith’s College
University of London, London

Cultural Studies

  • MC5 2005B Culture, Society and the Individual
  • SO53046A Global Development and Underdevelopment
  • SO52079B Contemporary Cultural Theory
  • CU52003A The Making of Modernity: Late 19th and Early 20th-Century Concepts of the Modern
  • SO53149A Race, 'Racism' and Social Theory
  • CU5 1010A Understanding Society

World Cinema

  • MC5 3045A Cinema and Society
  • CU53005A Surrealism in the Cinema 
  • MC 53047A Chinese Cinemas
  • MC5 3049A Screen Cultures
  • MC5 0002A Introduction to Screen Drama Production
  • MC5 3038A Music as Communication and Creative Practice
  • MC5 3048A Media Rituals 

Visual Journalism

  • MC5 0001A Media Production – Journalism
  • MC5 0003A Writing for Film, TV and Radio (fiction)
  • MC5 3038A Music as Communication and Creative Practice
  • MC5 3048A Media Rituals
  • MC5 1002A Media History and Politics
  • MC5 1006A Key Debates in Media Studies

Visual Cultures

  • MC5 2005B Culture, Society and the Individual
  • MC5 3036A Contemporary Cultural Practice
  • MC5 3039A Embodiment and Experience
  • MC5 3046A Media, Law and Ethics
  • MC5 2005B Culture, Society and the Individual
  • MC5 3036A Contemporary Cultural Practice

City University, London

New Media Journalism

  • JO1202 The British Media
  • SG2004 New Media Challenges
  • SG2003 Media, Culture and Society
  • SG3003 World Media Industry
  • SG1006 Contemporary Issues in Media Studies

Visual Journalism

  • JO2106/2208 Production: Print & Radio
  • JO2302 Web Creation & Design
  • SG3005 Approaches to Film: Issues, Ideology and Identity
  • JO3112 International News
  • JO1106 Politics and Current Affairs
  • JO2201 British Magazines
  • London Now Program
  • London College of Fashion

Fashion Studies

  • LCOF COPR 100 Fashion PR
  • LCOF DEVM 100 Visual Merchandising and Space Management
  • LCOF DEFA 290 Theoretical and Social Fashion Studies
  • LCOF HSEC 130 Historical and contemporary fashion research studies
  • LCOF SADP 110 Introduction to Digital Photography
  • LCOF JOFB 120 Fashion and Beauty Journalism
  • LCOF DEFA 100 Fashion Forecasting

University of St. Andrews, Scotland

World Cinema

  • FM4107 Cinema and Nation
  • FM4202 The Cinema in Eastern Europe
  • FM2001 Modern World Cinemas
  • FM4101 Time, National Identity and Cinem
  • FM4102 Film, Politics and Cultural Histories
  • FM4203 American Independent Cinema

Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia

New Media Journalism

  • JOUR13-305 Photojournalism
  • JOUR13-318 Reporting Specialities: Sports, Travel, Fashion
  • JOUR12-250 Foreign Correspondence
  • ADVT11-140 Internet Advertising
  • COMN12-302 Digital Media and Society
  • ADVT13-308 Visuality: Understanding Visual Forms

Film Production

  • FITV11-150 Producing 1: Film Industry
  • FITV12-202 Cinematography and Lighting
  • FITV12-201 Directing 1: Actors
  • FITV12-253 Producing 3: Finance and Marketing
  • FITV12-203 Editing 1
  • FITV11-100 Screen Production 1

Media Production

  • FITV12-242 Mobile Screen Media
  • FITV11-150 Producing 1: Film Industry
  • JOUR12-230 Ethical and Legal Strategies for the Media
  • MMDE12-220 Designing Sound Environments
  • MMDE12-250 2D Animation and Simple Games
  • FITV12-203 Editing 1

Digital Gaming Studies

  • GAME12-200 Computer Game Culture and Audience
  • GAME12-300 Computer Game Form, Narrative and Style
  • COMN12-302 Digital Media and Society
  • COMN13-315 Interactive Experience
  • COMN13-311 Computer Game Industry and Policy

Griffith University, Gold Coast

New Media Journalism

  • 1503HUM News and Politics
  • 1501HUM New Communication Tech
  • 1001IBA International Relations
  • 1209QCA Reading the Visual
  • 1702HUM Styles & Genres of Journalism
  • 1703HUM Effective Writing
  • 1003LAL Communication: Ling Approach

Media Production

  • 1502HUM Communication Performance
  • 1501HUM New Communication Tech
  • 1708GFS Editing
  • 1705GFS Scriptwriting 1
  • 1702GFS Multicam 1
  • 1701GFS Intro to Screen Production

Visual Journalism

  • 1211QCA Digital Visualisation
  • 1802HUM Writing for the Web
  • 1513QCA Computer Visual & Image
  • 1703GFS Digital Production 1
  • 1210QCA Creating the Image
  • 1212QCA Visual Strategies

World Cinema

  • 1015HUM Screen History and Research
  • 1704GFS Cinematography
  • 1710GFS Film & TV: mid 20thC
  • 1009HUM Intro to Screen Analysis
  • 2712GFS Asia Pacific Film

Sound and Music

  • 1104QCM Popular Music & Cultural Context
  • 1713QCM Sound Principles
  • 1066QCM Intro to Music Prgrm & Prdctn
  • 1703GFS Digital Production 1
  • 2705GFS Sound Design 1

University of Technology, Sydney

Cultural Studies

  • 58228 Culture, Science and Nature
  • 58316 World Cities and Globalisations
  • Requisite(s): 58222 Global Politics from Above and Below.
  • 58123 Society, Economy and Globalization
  • 58120 Creativity and Culture Requisite(s): 58119 Text and Context
  • 58127 Information Cultures Requisite(s): 58125 Creative Information Design
  • 58317 Transnational Media Requisite(s): 58222 Global Politics from Above and Below

New Media Journalism

  • 58111 Reporting with Sound and Image Requisite(s): 58110 Introduction to Journalism
  • 58112 Reporting and Editing for Print and Online Journalism Requisite(s): 58110 Introduction to Journalism
  • 50303 Online Journalism 1
  • 50169 Writing and New Media
  • 50129 News and Current Affairs
  • 58214 Media Writing and Production

University of New South Wales, Sydney

Cultural Studies

  • INST3301 Economic Growth, Technology and Structural Change
  • ARTS1811 International Relations: Continuity & Change
  • ARTS2846 Multiculturalism in Political Theory
  • INST3012 Theorizing International Political Economy
  • GLST3001 Globalization Studies Research Seminar
  • MDIA5007 Media, Ethics and Law

New Media Journalism

  • MDIA5003 Online and Mobile Media
  • MDIA5004 Media and Public Relations
  • COFA0911 Print Advertising for a World Market
  • GENT0606 The Use of Language, Images and Symbols
  • MDIA2004 Visual Communication
  • MDIA2003 Writing for Journalism and PR

Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane

Sound and Music

  • KM 002 Music and Spirituality
  • KMB 003 Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll
  • KMB 004 World Music
  • KMB 105 Music and Sound Technology
  • KMB 107 Sound and Image
  • KMB 108 Sound Recording and Acoustics

Media Industries

  • KCB 101 Media in the New Economy
  • KCB 103 Strategic Speech Communication
  • KCB 203 Consumer Cultures
  • AMB 222 Media Planning
  • KCB 302 Political Communication

Digital Media

  • KCB 102 Media and Society
  • KCB 201 Virtual Cultures
  • KCB 202 New Media Technologies
  • KIB 103 Media Technologies I
  • KCB 104 Media and Communication Industries

Fashion Studies

  • KFB 103 Introduction to Fashion Design
  • KFB 105 Fashion and Modernity
  • KFB 203 Fashion, Art and the Body
  • KGB 205 Fashion and Style Journalism
  • KVB 108 Contemporary Asian Visual Culture

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