Sep 24, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication, Media and Theatre Arts Comprehensive [BA]


A Bachelor of Arts with a Communication, Media and Theatre Arts Comprehensive Major provides students with the opportunity to create an individualized program of study in communication, media, and theatre arts. 

Learn

Students will develop an understanding of human interaction as it is expressed in a variety of communicative, mediated, and performance contexts. Students will choose an area of concentration related to their interests with the goal of enhancing critical thinking, sound analysis, and dynamic expression. 

Opportunities

Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills through a wide variety of programmatic based co-curricular activities. These include, but are not limited to, participation on a nationally ranked forensics team, working in various media outlets, and participation in an extensive theatre season with both on campus and touring productions. Upon completion of this degree students are prepared for graduate study and careers in the fields of communication, media, and theatre arts.

Articulation Agreements Washtenaw Community College (2018-2021)  or see Community College Relations for additional agreements for this major.

School Information


Communication, Media & Theatre Arts | Kathleen Stacey, Ph.D., Director | 124 Quirk, 734.487.3131, kstacey@emich.edu

Advisor Information


Dennis Patrick O’Grady, Ph.D., Professor, 121 Quirk, 734.487.6956, dogrady@emich.edu

Anita Rich, Ph.D., Professor, 714G Pray-Harrold, 734.487.0797, arich@emich.edu

Lee Stille, Ph.D., Professor, 103D Quirk, 734.487.6846, lstille@emich.edu

General Education Requirements:


For specific requirements, see General Education  or print a worksheet .  

Major Requirements: 42 hours


A student will complete 42 credit hours from the following. At least nine credit hours must be at the 300-level or above.

Required Courses: 3 hours


Concentrated Study: 15 hours


At least one concentration (above) selected in consultation with advising coordinator (hours here are in addition to the restricted elective courses above).

Elective Courses: 9 hours


Select nine credit hours from areas outside the concentration.

Minor Requirement:


This major requires a minor. Please see Programs  for a list of available minors or contact your major advisor.

Program Total:


Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.

Critical Graduation Information


The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the online catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.

  • Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement.
  • Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
  • Complete a Writing Intensive (GEWI) Course in your major.
  • Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
  • Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
  • Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
  • Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
  • Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses; that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more than one major or minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
    • Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
  • Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; individual departments/schools conduct the internal review of such courses within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credit for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be reached in each major and minor. Only courses taken at EMU and those applied to a student’s major or minor will be used in the calculation of their major and minor cumulative GPAs. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)

General Education Requirements EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas; do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available in the General Education  section of the catalog.

Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.