Undergraduate Minor

Minor in Digital Storytelling

Minor in Digital Storytelling
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Minor Undergraduate
College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Communication Arts and Sciences

School of Journalism

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Digital Storytelling

The Minor in Digital Storytelling, which is administered by the School of Journalism, prepares students for a media-focused world and provides them with the tools and techniques needed for creative, entrepreneurial and analytical processes and production. Students gain the marketable skills necessary to pursue career paths in film, television, corporate communications, digital advertising, new media and other fields that use sound and image to entertain, inform and/or educate.

The minor is available as an elective to students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to apply to the program should consult the undergraduate advisor in the School of Journalism.

Requirements for the Minor in Digital Storytelling

Complete 15 credits from the following:
1. Both of the following Core courses (6 credits):
CAS  112 Story, Sound and Motion 3
DS  113 Story, Sound and Motion II 3
2.  Complete 9 credits from the following:
DS  202       Writing for Digital Storytelling 3
DS  211 Documentary Film History and Theory 3
DS  241 Filmmaking I: Basics of Film Production 3
DS  242 Multicam Production I 3
DS  243       Audio Storytelling 3
DS  311 Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking 3
DS  341 Filmmaking II: Creating Short Films 3
DS  342       Multicam Production II 3
DS  343 Podcasting 3
DS  344 Sound Design for Storytelling 3
DS  351 Producing for Cinema and Television 3
DS  409       Advanced Lighting and Camera Techniques 3
DS  440 Advanced Video Editing 3
DS  441 Filmmaking III: Advanced Filmmaking Capstone (W) 3
DS  442A    Multicam Production for Arts (W) 3
DS  442B    Multicam Production for Sports (W) 3
DS  442C    Multicam Production for News (W) 3
DS  443 Advanced Audio Design (W) 3
JRN  212     2D Animation Storytelling 3
JRN  312 Stop Motion Animation Storytelling (W) 3
JRN  412 Scoring for Moving Pictures 3
JRN  413 3D Animation Storytelling 3