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B.S. in Multimedia and Film Production

Bachelor of Science in Multimedia and Film Production
Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus
Credit Hours: 124

The Multimedia and Film Production program prepares students for the field of multimedia communications in a holistic manner. With media convergence in full bloom, the various information and entertainment industries have more in common than ever before. Employees need to be creative, entrepreneurial, skilled and broadly educated. MMFP prepares students to be adaptable, so they are ready for a multiplicity of opportunities in the communication fields. Not only do students learn how to operate equipment to produce creative programming, but they develop into quality writers, performers, and thinkers.

Why Georgia Southern?

Multimedia education at Georgia Southern employs state-of-the- industry technology, utilizes faculty who hold advanced degrees and have media experience, and is student-centered. In the multimedia field, it is mandatory that employees be prepared to wear a variety of hats and respond proactively to a continually evolving profession. There are an abundance of opportunities on campus for students to discover the direction in which they want to chart their course, including WVGS FM, independent film production, the campus TV network, and website presentation. The internship program connects students with multimedia professionals and facilities, and leads to job placement for three out of every four of its graduates. Alumni are employed at media facilities throughout the U.S., and in positions ranging from sports reporters and TV news anchors, to Hollywood film producers and meteorologists.

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What can you do with a degree in Multimedia and Film Production?

The degree prepares students for a broad assortment of career opportunities. Graduates secure positions in the motion picture industry, broadcast stations, social media, and in corporate and government operations. A number of graduates pursue advanced degrees, ranging from law to mass communication to religion. Individuals who can communicate with the written word, verbally, and with technology, are going to be successful in the 21st Century. Those are the empowering skills students develop within MMFP.

“I liked the feel of the school. It just felt homey. I knew this was the place, and Dean Cummings wound up becoming a great mentor, a great professor and a really good friend.”

— Samuel Schwartz,
Assistant Director of Football Creative Video at UGA

Information Session

Georgia Film Academy Information Session Feb. 14 4-5 pm Sanford Hall 1002

Information Session Wednesday, Feb. 14, 4-5 p.m. in Sanford Hall Room 1002 on the Statesboro campus. For more information, contact John Goshorn.

Multimedia and Film Production Internship

The Multimedia Film & Production Internship (MMFP 4791) may be taken by MMFP majors who have earned a 2.75 total institution GPA and have completed all other major requirements.

For more information, please contact Professor Matt Hashiguchi at mhashiguchi@georgiasouthern.edu.

Facilities

Multimedia and Film Production is a hands-on program to ensure students are prepared to employ the “tools of the trade” upon graduation. This is an ongoing process which reflects the changing nature of the broadcast, film, and Internet industries for which students are being educated. Current facilities are located in Sanford Hall on the Statesboro campus.

The Department’s Audio Facilities include two radio production studios for academic instruction, an eighteen station computer lab for digital production, announcing and editing, the WVGS radio complex, and portable equipment for live remote productions.

The Video Facilities include a multi-camera production studio and control room, fixed and portable lighting equipment, origination complex, and multiple digital editing laboratories and suites. A variety of types and sizes of camcorders are employed for remote production activities. In addition, students operate portable production truck equipment during athletic event coverage.

WVGS FM is a 1,000 watt student-operated station that serves both campus and Statesboro’s entertainment and information needs.

Kent Murray

Professor Kent Murray passed away in summer 2014. Donations are being accepted for the Kent Murray TV Studio fund to name our new Sanford TV studio after Kent. The studio is a new facility he dreamed of and planned for over the past 30 years. He designed the current facility, but unfortunately, did not get to teach in it.  Donate by clicking here, and designate Foundation Account GS0031.

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Graduation Plan

Bachelor of Science in Multimedia & Film Production Communication Graduation Plan

Semester One:  Semester Two: 
  • *FILM 2200 – Intro to Cinema
  • *COMM 2332 Media & Society
  • MATH 1001/1101/1111
  • ENGL 1101 – Composition
  • FYE 1220 – First Year Seminar
  • KINS 1525 – Concepts of Health
  • *MMFP 2335 – Introduction to Media Writing
  • THEA 2332 – Stage Construction Techniques OR GFA 1000 – Intro to Film & TV Production OR GFA 1040 – Intro to Film & TV Post-Production OR IT 1230 – Web Technologies
  • HIST 1112 – World History
  • Science Lecture with Lab
  • ENGL 1102 Composition II
Semester Three: Semester Four:
  • *MMFP 2332 – Single Camera Production
  • *MMFP 2336 – Audio Production and Sound Design
  • *MMFP 2337 – Digital Media Post Production
  • Area B Elective
  • INTS 2130 – Intro to International Studies OR FOREIGN Language
  • CORE 2000
  • THEA 2300 – Script Analysis OR COMS 2330 – Introduction to Communication Research
  • *MMFP 3532 – Producing and Production Management
  • *MMFP 3132 – Studio Production
  • Science lecture w/lab
  • ENGL 2100/2111/2112 OR PHIL 2010/2030
Semester Five: Semester Six:
  • COMM 3337 – Mass Comm. Law OR COMM 3530 – Media Ethics
  • COMM – Comm Arts Elective
  • MMFP – Major Production Elective OR MMFP 4132 – Studio Applications OR COMM 4330 – History of Mass Comm.
  • HIST 2110 US History
  • COMM 3337: Mass Comm. Law OR COMM 3530 Media Ethics
  • COMM 3530 – Media Ethics OR COMM 3337 – Mass Comm. Law
  • COMM – Comm Arts Elective
  • MMFP – Major Production Elective OR MMFP 4132 – Studio Applications OR COMM 4330 – History of Mass Comm OR FILM 3331 – Cinema History
  • Area E Elective
  • Major Elective
Semester Seven: Semester Eight:
  • MMFP – Major Production Elective
  • MMFP – Major Production Elective OR MMFP 4132 – Studio Applications OR COMM 4330 – History of Mass Comm
  • General Elective
  • Area D Elective
*Propose Senior Project is interested in writing, directing and or Producing
  • MMFP 4332 – Senior Project OR MMFP 4791 – Multimedia Internship
  • FILM 3331 – Cinema History OR COMM 5333 Theories of Mass Comm.
  • POLS 1101 – American Government
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
  • * A grade of “C” or better is required.
Course Rotation
This course rotation is tentative and is dependent on the availability of faculty. 
 
The following courses will be offered in the fall semesters:
MMFP 2331: Intro to Video Production (for non majors)
MMFP 2332: Single Camera Production
MMFP 2335: Introduction to Media Writing
MMFP 2336: Audio Production & Sound Design
MMFP 2337: Digital Media Post-Production
MMFP 3132: Studio Production
MMFP 3335: Lighting & Cinematography
MMFP 3532: Producing & Production Management
MMFP 4132: Studio Applications
MMFP 4432: Senior Project
MMFP 4791: MMFP Internship
 
The following courses will be offered in alternate years in the fall semester:
MMFP 3234: Directing for the Screen
OR 
MMFP 3436: Advanced Audio Production
MMFP 4233: Narrative Film Production
OR
MMFP 4131: TV Pilot Production
 
The following courses will be offered in the spring semesters:
MMFP 2331: Intro to Video Production (for non majors)
MMFP: 2332: Single Camera Production
MMFP 2335: Introduction to Media Writing
MMFP 2336: Audio Production & Sound Design
MMFP 2337: Digital Media Post Production
MMFP 3132: Studio Production
MMFP 3531: Screenwriting for Film & Television
MMFP 3532: Producing & Production Management
MMFP 4132: Studio Applications
MMFP 4331: Sports Production
MMFP 4335: Documentary Production
MMFP 4432: Senior Project
MMFP 4791: MMFP Internship
 
The following courses will be offered in alternate years in the spring semester:
MMFP 3335: Lighting & Cinematography
OR
MMFP 3436: Advanced Audio Production
 
The following courses will be offered in the summer:
MMFP 2335: Introduction to Media Writing (long term)
MMFP 4791: MMFP Internship

Minors

Multimedia & Film Production

In our modern digital era, the Multimedia and Film Production Minor is a great complement to any degree, preparing you to produce engaging multimedia content on any topic. Essential courses include Single Camera Production, Audio Production and Sound Design, and Digital Media Post Production.

Film Studies Interdisciplinary

Film Studies students examine films aesthetically, historically, and culturally. An interdisciplinary Minor in Film Studies gives you a broad understanding of contemporary culture and its international dimensions while strengthening critical skills you will need to articulate that understanding.

Entertainment Industry Professions

The minor in Entertainment Industry Professions participates in the Georgia Film Consortium, a collaborative of the University System of Georgia and Technical College of Georgia, to offer professional coursework in film, television, and digital entertainment.

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Last updated: 11/28/2023