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Entertainment and Media course catalog


Advisors and instructors

Estlin Feigley, MFA, University of Iowa, BA History & Classics, Augustana College

Kelli Feigley, MBA, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, BA Telecommunications & Marketing, Indiana University


There are four program requirements to complete the Entertainment & Media (ENTM) Experiential Minor:

1. Advisor meetings:  Within two months of declaring the minor, students must meet with an ENTM adviser to create a personalized plan for the program. Yearly adviser meetings are also required.

2. Required coursework:  Students must complete two required courses, ENTM 201 and ENTM 202 shown below. 

3. Additional coursework:
Students must complete at least 8 additional credits of coursework
Students who are majoring in Business or Accounting, will take 8 credits from the left side column; other students can choose from either column
If your major requires coursework listed below, then you must select an alternative elective

Production (Creative & Technical) Business (Producing, Accounting, Marketing)
ENCW 204 Scriptwriting (4 cr.) or ENCW 204 Advanced Scripwriting (4 cr.) ACCT 200 -Fundamentals of Accounting for Non-Business Majors (4 cr.) 
GRD 374 3-D Modeling (2 cr.) BUSN 308 Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Majors OR BUSN 309 Entrepreneurship (4 cr.)
GRD 375 3-D Animation (2 cr.) BUSN 320 Marketing for Creative Professionals (4 cr.)
THEA 242  Directing (4 cr.) COMM 201 Presenting with Technology  or COMM 202 Incorporating Narrative (2 cr.)
THEA-314 Scenography  (4 cr.)     MJMC 403 Public Relations (4 cr.)
THEA-315 Lighting and Sound Design (4 cr.)  

4. Practical experiences and internships: Finally, students must participate in two practical experiences. The two practical experiences preferably will be working in two different parts of the industry (i.e. marketing and production). 

One practical experience must be with Fresh Films, preferably working on the 12-week summer production in a production, editing, marketing, accounting or project management leadership role. 

The second practical experience may be another summer or quarterly/semester project with Fresh Films or the student can gain experience working for another production company if the experience is substantially engaging the student’s skills over a relatively long time period (i.e. not a four-day film shoot). 

The total hours for the two practical experiences must be a minimum of 400 hours and may be taken for credit or not-for-credit. All internships must be pre-approved by an ENTM advisor and be registered with CORE.

Grade point average notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.

Courses (ENTM)