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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Creative Media B.A.

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View the degree program Roadmaps, which provide recommended advising maps to complete the degree program. Please consult your academic advisor as you develop your academic plan.

Creative Media is an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree that unites expertise from a variety of disciplines to offer students the opportunity to develop their abilities in critical thinking and teamwork as they create compelling narratives across media platforms. This program draws from diverse fields including Art, Anthropology, Business, English, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Journalism, Political Science, Spanish and Theatre to bring together knowledge and practical experience. Students will build a foundational core in preparation for exploring their own interests in advocacy, design, creative writing, media and film, visual storytelling or live performance.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Develop technical proficiency and interdisciplinary skills (including writing, design, and video production) needed to progress from an idea through stages to a complete creative statement or journalistic product.
  2. Synthesize disparate media into aesthetically successful, cohesive and meaningful forms of storytelling, uniquely expressing themselves through the fusion of creative disciplines.
  3. Comprehend and apply the principles of media ethics and law across all media arts platforms. Meet the Code of Ethics standards of the Society of Professional Journalists by producing work that seeks truth, is ethical, accurate, fair and diverse.
  4. Work collaboratively on creative media projects and constructively evaluate and critique the work of self and others across creative media disciplines through visual and literary analysis analyzing the form and content of works with an attention to the intent, meaning and impact of works, considering complex factors of context, bias and historical and contemporary influences of society, culture and politics.

Complete the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.

A student must comply with all University regulations and satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Units and Residency (minimum of 120 units: 40 units of upper division coursework and 30 semester units at Stanislaus State. At least 24 of these 30 units must be earned in upper-division courses, at least 12 must be in the major, and at least 9 must be applicable to General Education-Breadth requirements)
  2. Grade Point Average (minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better)
  3. General Education (minimum of 49 units)
  4. Upper Division Writing Proficiency (minimum of 3 units)
    - Writing Proficiency (WP) Course (may double count in the major)
  5. United States Constitution and California State and Local Government (minimum of 3 units)
  6. Multicultural Requirement (minimum of 3 units) (may double count with General Education requirements or in the major)

Subsequently all students must submit an application for graduation and receive approval from the major advisor, department chair, and Director of Academic Advising. For more information see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.

The Major

(46 units)


(6 units)

Upper Division Elective Courses

(18 units)

ln coordination with the program advisor, the students will select two of the following course groupings to complete their major. Course groupings are mapped to associated careers. Because the degree plan ultimately is designed by the student and approved by the advisory committee, a student may, with permission of the program director, substitute relevant courses from within or beyond these groupings.

Students interested in music technology and sound recording are encouraged to pursue the Live Sound & Recording Arts Technician Certificate.

Group A: Advocacy

(9 units)

Group B: Design

(9 units)

Group C: Media Writing

(9 units minimum)

Group D: Creative Writing

(10 units)

Group E: Media and Film

(9 units minimum)

Group F: Visual Storytelling

(9 units)

Group G: Live Performance

(9 units)

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