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Creative Media and Entertainment

Creative Media and Entertainment emphasizes the production process, from concept to completion. Through hands-on instruction and theory-based project management coursework students learn how to create and distribute their content via the web, through traditional media channels, in independent media, and in corporate settings.

Students explore the production of content for television, film, websites and interactive media. With studies in digital video production and editing, graphic design, animation, interactive media and web design, students develop a broad skill set and an understanding of both traditional and new media. 

Rich media is an interactive blend of all communications disciplines. Students gain experience in this convergence of creativity and technology by learning in classrooms and labs equipped with the best and most current software and delivery platforms.

Emphasis is on the entire production process, from concept to completion. Through hands-on instruction and theory-based project management coursework, students receive a comprehensive education in this rapidly changing field. They learn to use industry-standard software, the techniques behind superior communications and entertainment and the keys to navigating the disciplines of emerging media.

Students with a passion for storytelling and communicating, and a talent for expressing themselves through visual media can find many rewarding professions. With student films, television programs and other collaborations, we emulate the modern media workplace and give students a solid foundation on which to build their careers. Hear from DMP major Matt Michel '16 about what this program has done to prepare him for his future.

Major in Creative Media and Entertainment

Students choosing Creative Media and Entertainment as their major will be required to fulfill 45 credit hours within the major. Required courses include:

  • CME 109, Fundamentals of Videography and Video Editing (3)
  • CME 111, Introduction to Creative Media and Entertainment (3)
  • WDD 108, Multimedia Graphics (3)
  • CME 209, Basic Studio Production (3)
  • CME 211, Authorship in Film and Television (3)
  • WDD 219, Design for the World Wide Web (3)
  • WDD 306, Multimedia Design and Production (3)
  • CME 309, Documentary Production (3)
  • CME 311, Genres in Film and Television (3)
  • CME 315, Post-production Techniques (3)
  • CME 409, Narrative Production (3)
  • CME 411, Entertainment Criticism (3)
  • CME 440, Internship (3)
  • MI 452, Entertainment Media and the Law (3)
  • CME 457, Capstone (3)

In addition, students will be required to satisfy the Butler University Core curriculum as well as the CCOM requirements of Public Speaking, Media Literacy, Communication & Culture, and Foreign Language (3 credit hours at a 204 level or above or scoring an intermediate level or above on a proctored exam).

A minor (recommended) or concentration is required, comprising 12-24 hours. A second major also fulfills this requirement.

Additional hours of free electives, combined with the above, to complete the 126 hours needed for graduation.

Minor in Creative Media and Entertainment

Students interested in a minor in Creative Media and Entertainment are required to complete 12 credit hours. Required courses are:

  • CME 110, Fundamentals of Videography and Video Editing (3)
  • CME 111, Introduction to Creative Media and Entertainment (3)
  • CME 211, Authorship in Film and Television (3)
  • WDD 219, Design for the World Wide Web (3)

In addition, two courses from the following choice electives are required:

  • WDD 108, Multimedia Graphics (3)
  • MI 201, Audio Production (3)
  • CME 209, Basic Studio Production (3)
  • WDD 306, Multimedia Design and Production (3)
  • CME 309, Documentary Production (3)
  • CME 311, Genres in Film and Television (3)​
  • CME 315, Post-production Techniques (3)
  • CME 390, Seminar in Creative Media and Entertainment (3)
  • CME 409, Narrative Production (3)
  • CME 411, Entertainment Criticism (3)

The information found on this website with respect to major/minor/program requirements is primarily directed at providing prospective students a general roadmap of the curriculum. Current Butler students are expected to review their degree audit report at my.butler.edu and speak with their advisor regularly for detailed information regarding their specific degree requirements and their progress toward degree completion.

Student Work

Directing the Narrative 2018 Sample - Remember When

Directing the Narrative Project 1