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EMJ Majors/Minors

Major in Digital Media Production

Students choosing Digital Media Production as their major will be required to fulfill 40 credit hours within the major. Required courses include:

  • CME 102, Media Aesthetics and Basic Studio Production Technique (4)
  • CME 106, Survey of Digital Media Production (3)
  • CME 201, Audio Production (3)
  • CME 208, Multimedia Graphics (3)
  • CME 212, Writing for Electronic Media (3)
  • CME 215, Fundamentals of Videography and Video Editing (3)
  • CME 219, Design for the Web (3)
  • CME 305, Documentary Style Production Theory and Technique (3)
  • CME 306, Multimedia Design & Production 1 (3)
  • CME 315, Advanced Editing (3)
  • CME 410, Directing the Narrative (3)
  • CME 432, Electronic Media Law & Regulation or CME 452, Entertainment Media & the Law (3)
  • CME 457, Digital Media Project Design & Management (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 (6 hours at the 200 or above level).

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 Digital Media Production

Students interested in a minor in Digital Media Production are required to complete 19 credit hours. Required courses are:

  • CME 102, Media Aesthetics and Studio Production (4)
  • CME 106, Survey of Digital Media Production (3)
  • CME 215, Fundamentals of Videography (3)
  • CME 219, Design for the Web (3)

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

  • CME 201, Audio Production (3)
  • CME 208, Multimedia Graphics (3)
  • CME 212, Writing for Electronic Media (3)
  • CME 305, Electronic Field Production (3)
  • CME 306, Multimedia Design and Production (3)
  • CME 315, Advanced Editing (3)​
  • CME 390, Seminar in Creative Media and Entertainment (3)
  • CME 457, Media Project Design and Management (3)
  • CME 490, Seminar in Creative Media and Entertainment (3)

Note: Other CME courses may be substituted for courses on this list with permission from the EMJ Department Chair.

Major in Journalism

Students choosing Journalism as their major will be required to fulfill 48 credit hours within the major. Required courses include:

  • JR 112, Newswriting: Print (3)
  • JR 113, Newswriting: Electronic (3)
  • CME 106, Survey of Digital Media (3)
  • JR 212, Multimedia Journalism 1 (3)
  • JR 213, Electronic Journalism (3)
  • JR 312, Multimedia Journalism 2 (3)
  • JR 311, Visual Storytelling or JR 313, Advanced Reporting for Electronic Media (3)
  • JR 412, In-Depth Journalism (3)
  • JR 409, Media Economics & Regulation (3)
  • JR 414, Mass Communication Law (3) 
  • JR 417, Global Media or JR418, Gender and News: Global Views (3)
  • JR 420, Mass Communication Ethics (3)
  • JR 440/441, Media Internship (3)

Three electives from approved list:

  • JR235, Digital Journalism
  • JR309, Feature Writing
  • JR310, Producing Television News
  • JR315, News Photography
  • JR316, News Photography 2
  • JR317, Editorial Writing
  • JR355, Sports Journalism
  • JR357, Web Design
  • JR358, Perspectives in Sports Media
  • JR407, Sportscasting
  • JR415, History and Literature of Journalism
  • JR416, Mass Communications in Society
  • JR427, Special Topics in Journalism – in the past topics have included: Journalism in Film Newsroom Leadership & Management, Magazine Journalism, News and Media Art, Intro to Sports Media
  • CME102, Media Aesthetics and Basic Studio Production Technique
  • CME208, Multimedia Graphics
  • CME215, Fundamentals of Videography and Video Editing
  • CME219, Design for the World Wide Web
  • CME306, Multimedia Design and Production
  • CME319, Advanced Web Development (prerequisite CME 219)

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 (6 hours at the 200 or above level).

A minor (recommended) or concentration is required, comprising 12 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 Journalism

Students interested in a minor in Journalism will take:

  • JR 112, Newswriting: Print (3)
  • JR 113, Newswriting: Electronic (3)
  • JR 212, Multimedia Journalism 1 (3)
  • JR 213, Electronic Journalism (3)
  • JR311 Visual Storytelling, or JR 312, Multimedia Journalism 2, or JR313 Advanced Reporting for Electronic Media (3)

In addition, one course from the following options is required:

  • JR 409, Media Economics and Regulation (3)
  • JR 412, In-Depth Journalism (3)
  • JR 414, Mass Communication Law (3)
  • JR 417, Global Media (3)
  • JR 418, Gender and News: Global Views (3)
  • JR 420, Mass Communication Ethics (3)

Major in Recording Industry Studies

Students choosing Recording Industry Studies as their major will be required to fulfill 34 credit hours within the major. Required courses include:

  • CME107, Music Skills for the Recording Industry
  • CME109, Survey of the Recording Industry
  • CME201, Audio Production
  • CME220, Audio Lab Remote Lab
  • CME222, History of the Recording Industry
  • CME252, Theories and Techniques of Sound Recording
  • CME320, Internet Radio or MS 100 Basic Excel Skills for Business
  • CME352, Business Aspects of the Recording Industry
  • CME360, Recording Industry Studies Practicum
  • CME440, CME Internship
  • CME452, Entertainment Media and the Law
  • CME460, Recording Industry Capstone (Operations) or CME 461 Recording Industry Studies Capstone (Label & Publishing)

Related Required Courses:

  • MK280, Introduction to Marketing

One course from the following list:

  • EC231, Principles of Microeconomics
  • MT440, Electronic Music
  • AC203, Introduction to Accounting

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 (6 hours at the 200 or above level).

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 Recording Industry Studies

Students interested in a minor in Recording Industry Studies will take a total of 15 credit hours made up of the following required courses:

  • CME 109, Survey of the Recording Industry (3)
  • CME 201, Audio Production (3)
  • CME 222, History of Recorded Music (3)
  • CME 252, Theories & Techniques of Sound Recording (3)
  • CME 352, Business Aspects of the Recording Industry (3)

In addition, select courses totaling 6 credit hours from the following list:

  • CME 107, Music Skills for the Recording Industry (3)
  • CME 220, Audio Lab (1)
  • CME 320, Audio for Film & Video (3)
  • CME 452, Legal Issues in Entertainment and Recording (3)
  • CME 455, In-Training (3)
  • CME 460, Recording Industry Capstone (Operations) or CME 461, Recording Industry Capstone (Label & Publishing) (3)

Major in Sports Media

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

  • CME 106, Survey of Digital Media (3)
  • JR 112, Newswriting: Print (3)
  • JR 113, Newswriting: Electronic (3)
  • CME 202, Multi-Camera Studio Production (3)
  • CME 215, Video Editing (3)
  • JR 235, Digital Journalism (3)
  • JR 355, Sports Journalism (3)
  • CME/JR 358, Perspectives on Sports Media (3)
  • STR 356, Sports Promotion or JR427, Special Topics in Journalism or  CME 490, Special Topics in Creative Media & Entertainment (3)
  • JR or CME Media Internship or In-training (3)
  • CME 415, Advanced Editing or JR312, Multimedia Journalism 2 (3)
  • CME 452, Entertainment Media & the Law or JR414, Mass Communication Law (3)
  • CME/JR 407, Sportscasting (3)
  • JR 409, Media Economics and Regulation (3)
  • CME 457, Digital Media Project Design & Management (or) JR 412, In-depth Journalism (3)
  • MRC 470,* Sports, Media and Culture

*Fulfills diversity/cultural requirement in CCOM core
** JR350, JR353, CME455 or CME475 will fulfill this requirement 

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 (6 hours at the 200 or above level).

A minor (recommended) or concentration is required, comprising 39 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.

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Major in Web Development and Design

Students choosing Web Development and Design as their major will be required to fulfill 33 credit hours within the major. Required courses include:

  • CME 106, Survey of Digital Media Production (3)
  • CS 142, Introduction to Computer Science and Programming (3)
  • CME 208, Multimedia Graphics (3)
  • CME 219, Design for the World Wide Web (3)
  • MK 280, Principles of Marketing (3)
  • CME 306, Multimedia Design & Production (3)
  • CME 308, Interactive Design (3)
  • CME 419, Interactive Web Development (3)
  • CME 422, New Media Distribution (3)
  • CME 432, Law & Regulation of Electronic Media (3)
  • CME 457, Digital Media Production Design & Management (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 (6 hours at the 200 or above level).

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 Web Development and Design

Students interested in a minor in Web Development and Design will take a total of 12 credit hours made up of the following required courses:

  • CS 142, Computer Science and Programming (3)
  • CME 208, Multimedia Graphics (3)
  • CME 219, Design for the Web (3)
  • CME 308, Interactive Design (3)

In addition, select courses totaling 9 credit hours (at least two courses from 300 level or higher) from the following list:

  • CME 106, Survey of Digital Media (3)
  • MK 280, Principles of Marketing (3)
  • CME 306, Multimedia Design and Production I (3)
  • CME 419, Interactive Web Development (3)
  • CME 422, New Media Distribution (3)
  • CME 432, Law & Regulation of Electronic Media (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.