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Entertainment Media and Journalism

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 (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 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, Introduction to News Writing and Reporting (3)
  • JR 113, Introduction to Broadcast Journalism (3)
  • JR 210, Reporting and Writing (3)
  • JR 213 Broadcast Journalism (3)
  • JR 312, Multimedia Journalism (3)
  • JR 313, Advanced Broadcast Reporting (3)
  • JR 325, Gender and News: Global Views (3)
  • JR 411, Multimedia Newsroom (3)
  • JR 409, Media Economics and Regulation (3) 
  • JR 412 (W), In-depth Journalism (3)
  • JR 414, Media Law (3)
  • JR 417, Global Media (3)
  • JR 420 (C), Media Ethics (3)
  • JR 440, Media Internship (3)

Two electives from approved list:

  • JR 235, Digital Journalism (3)
  • JR 309, Feature Writing (3)
  • JR 310, Producing Television News (3)
  • JR 315, News Photography (3)
  • JR 316, News Photography 2 (3)
  • JR 317, Opinion Writing and Reviews (3)
  • JR 355, Sports Journalism (3)
  • JR 357, Web Design (3)
  • JR 407, Sportscasting (3)
  • JR 415, History and Literature of Journalism (3)
  • JR 416, Mass Communications in Society (3)
  • JR 427, Special Topics in JR (3) – in the past topics have included: Journalism in Film, Newsroom Leadership and Management, Magazine Journalism, News and Media Art and Intro to Sports Media
  • CME 102, Media Aesthetics & Basic Studio Production Technique (3)
  • CME 109,  Fundamentals of Videography and Video Editing (3)
  • CME 209, Basic Studio Production (3)
  • CME 411, Entertainment Criticism (3)
  • SPM 405, Sports Newsroom (3)
  • SPM 458, Perspectives in Sports Media (3)
  • SPM 480, Media Entrepreneurship (3)
  • WDD 208, Multimedia Graphics (3)
  • WDD 219, Design for the World Wide Web (3)
  • WDD 306, Multimedia Design and Production (3)
  • WDD 319, The User Experience (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 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 fulfill 18 credit hours. Required courses include::

  • JR 112, Introduction to News Writing and Reporting (3)
  • JR 113, Introduction to Broadcast Journalism (3)
  • JR 210, Reporting and Writing(3)
  • JR 213, Broadcast Journalism (3)
  • JR 312, Multimedia Journalism or JR 313, Advanced Broadcast Journalism (3)

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

  • JR 325, Gender and News: Global Views (3)
  • JR 409, Media Economics and Regulation (3)
  • JR 412 (W), In-depth Journalism (3)
  • JR 414, Media Law (3)
  • JR 417, Global Media (3)
  • JR 420 (C), Media Ethics (3)

Major in Music Industry Studies

Students choosing Music Industry Studies as their major will be required to fulfill 41/42 credit hours within the major. Required courses include:

  • MI 107, Music Skills for Industry Professionals (3)
  • MI 109, Survey of the Music Industry (3)
  • MS 100, Basic Excel Skills for Business (1)
  • MI 201, Audio Production (3)
  • MI 222, History of the Music Industry (3)
  • MI 252, Theories and Techniques of Sound Recording (3)
  • MK 280, Intro to Marketing (3)
  • MI 352, Music Industry Business Practices (3)
  • MI 353, Audio for Video (3) or MI 355, Artist Management (3) or MI 357, Experiential Application in Entertainment (3)
  • MI 360, Music Industry Practicum (3)
  • MI 440, Internship (3)
  • MI 452, Entertainment Media and the Law (3)
  • MI 461, Music Industry Capstone (3)

Two credit hours from the following courses:

  • MI 220, Audio Lab Remote Production (1)                                                                                                  
  • MI 320, Internet Radio (1)
  • AM ___, Applied Music (1)
  • ES  ___, Ensemble (1)  

One course from the following list:

  • EC231, Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • MT440, Electronic Music (2)
  • AC203, Introduction to Accounting (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 Music Industry Studies

Students interested in a minor in Music Industry Studies will take a total of 18 credit hours made up of the following required courses:

  • MI 109, Survey of the Music Industry (3)
  • MI 201, Audio Production (3)
  • MI 222, History of the Music Industry (3)
  • MI 352, Music Industry Business Practices (3)
  • MI 461, Music Industry Capstone (3)

Choose two from the following list:

  • MI 107, Music Skills for Industry Professionals (3)
  • MI 252, Theories and Techniques of Sound Recording (3)
  • MI 360, Music Industry Practicum (3)
  • MI 452, Entertainment Media and the Law (3)
  • MI 440, Internship (3)

Major in Sports Media

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

  • SPM 101, Introduction to Sports Media (3)
  • JR 112, Introduction to News Reporting and Writing (3)
  • SPM 120, Introduction to Sports Production (3)
  • JR 210, Reporting and Writing (3)
  • SPM 220, Sports Shooting and Editing (3)
  • SPM 245, Sports Audience Research (3)
  • JR 312, Multimedia Journalism (3)
  • SPM 320, Live Sports Production (3)
  • STR 356, Sports Promotion (3)
  • SPM 458, Perspectives in Sports Media (3) or CCM 470, Sports, Media and Culture (3)
  • JR 409, Media Economics and Regulation (3) or JR 414, Media Law (3) or CME 452, Entertainment Media and the Law (3)
  • SPM 405, Sports Newsroom (3)
  • SPM 480, Media Entrepreneurship (3)
  • SPM 400, Sports Media Capstone (3)
  • SPM 440, Internship (3)

One elective from the following approved courses:

  • JR 325, Gender and News: Global Views (3)
  • SPM 458, Perspectives in Sports Media (3)
  • CCM 470, Media, Sports and Culture (3)
  • CME 452, Entertainment Media and the Law (3)
  • JR 409, Media Economics and Regulation (3)
  • JR 414, Media Law (3)
  • JR 420, Media Ethics (3)
  • JR 417, Global Media (3)
  • SPM 311, E-sports (3)
  • JR 427, Special Topics (3)
  • CME 390, Special Topics (3)
  • JR 412, In-depth Journalism (3)
  • JR 411, Multimedia Newsroom (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 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 Design and Development

Students choosing Web Design and Development 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 (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 Web Design and Development

Students interested in a minor in Web Design and Development 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.