» Undergraduate Programs

Dodge College offers the following degree programs in its Sodaro–Pankey Undergraduate School of Media Arts:
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B.F.A. Broadcast Journalism and Documentary

Tell stories for all types of visual media outlets by reporting the news or explore issues in a documentary.
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B.F.A. Creative Producing

Learn the business behind the business. You will learn how to identify and develop creative properties, manage a budget, and assemble a team of key creatives; and that’s just the beginning.
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B.F.A. Animation & Visual Effects

Master the marriage of art created by hand and by computer as you design an animated character, create visual effects, or use virtual reality to tell your story.
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B.F.A. Film Production

Explore all areas of production from directing to cinematography, editing, production design or audio design. Figure out what interests you have and then tell the world your story.
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B.A. Film Studies

Study film history, critical theory and the language of aesthetics and develop the writing skills necessary to be a film critic or film historian.
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B.A. Public Relations and Advertising

Become a storyteller for business as you sharpen your creative skills in writing and design and learn to strategically use all forms of media, from film to social media.
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B.F.A. Screenwriting

Push your creativity to the limits as a screenwriter who gives the actors their voice through your words.
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B.F.A. Screen Acting

Bring stories to life in front of the camera as you develop your acting talent for stage and screen.
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B.F.A. Television Writing and Production

Learn to develop characters, write dialogue, create a series “bible” and develop the on-going storylines that drive episodic television.
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Whatever major you decide to pursue, you can follow your other interests with a minor.

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