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FOLLOW AUD ON
MOHAMMED BIN RASHID SCHOOL FOR COMMUNICATION
  • *** The University will be closed on Thursday, September 21, 2017 to celebrate the Islamic New Year
  • *** Withdrawal deadline for Fall 2017 semester is on November 9, 2017
  • ***Senior’s meeting with the registrar regarding Degree Audits completion (September 18 – October 19)
  • *** AUD ID cards for new students will be available in the Registrar’s Office starting Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • *** Fall 2017 semester starts September 04, 2017 and ends December 21, 2017
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Summary of Degree Requirements
Course Classification
Credit Hours Required for JOUR
Credit Hours Required for DPST
Core
23
29
Major
30
24
Arts and Sciences Core
36
36
Language
6
6
General Electives (Excluding the MBRSC courses)
30
30
Total
125
125
 
Continued Enrollment
Students must successfully complete all the Curriculum Core courses (total 23 and 29 credit hours respectively for JOUR and DPST) with a cumulative GPA for those courses of 2.3 prior to entering into the third year of the program. A student failing to achieve such a CGPA is required to repeat courses. Failure to do so will cancel their degree candidacy within the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication. In such cases, the student may choose to pursue studies at AUD in a discipline outside the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication, contingent upon admission into the new program. The university does not assume any responsibility for loss of credit due to the student’s change from the B.C.I.S. to another program. In-house AUD students who wish to transfer to the MBRSC should be in good academic standing and have a CGPA of 2.5 or more.
 
Curriculum/Courses
 
Language*
Credit Hours
FREN 101
Elementary French I
3
FREN 102
Elementary French II
3
FREN 201
Intermediate French I
3
FREN 202
Intermediate French II
3
ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I 3
ITAL 102 Elementary Italian II 3
ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian I 3
ITAL 202 Intermediate Italian II 3
MEST 101
Elementary Arabic I
3
MEST 102
Elementary Arabic II
3
MEST 201
Intermediate Arabic I
3
MEST 202
Intermediate Arabic II
3
MEST 301**
Arabic Proficiency I
3
MEST 302**
Arabic Proficiency II
3
SPAN 101
Elementary Spanish I
3
SPAN 102
Elementary Spanish II
3
SPAN 201
Intermediate Spanish I
3
SPAN 202
Intermediate Spanish II
3
Total Language Requirements
6
A total of 6 language credits will count toward the degree requirement for MBRSC students
** Required for Arabic Track students
 
Core Requirements
Core for Both Majors
 
COMM 101
Introduction to Global Media
3
COMM 103*
Media, Culture and Society
3
COMM 201
Media Economics and Research
3
COMM 202
Ethical and Legal Responsibilities in the Mass Media
3
 
Core for Digital Production and Storytelling
COMM 105
Drama and Non Fiction TV Formats Analysis
2
COMM 106
The Language of Film
3
COMM 223*
Screenwriting Fundamentals
3
COMM 230 Editing & Sound 3
COMM 232
Cinematography
3
COMM 241*
Introduction to Production
3
Total Core Requirements for DPST
29
 
 
 
Core for Journalism
COMM 104
Introduction to Non Fiction TV Formats
 2
COMM 221*
Media Writing Skills
3
COMM 222*
Multiplatform Storytelling
3
COMM 243
Introduction to Production for Journalism
3
Total Core Requirements for JOUR
23
* Courses offered in English and Arabic
 
Major Option: Digital Production and Storytelling
Credit Hours
DPST 302
Media and Public Service
 
DPST 323*
Screenwriting & Producing for TV & the Web
3
DPST 340*
Producing & Directing the Scene
3
DPST 361
Online Communities
3
DPST/JOUR 441*
The Documentary
3
DPST 422*
Capstone Storytelling
3
DPST 444*
Capstone Production
3
DPST 461
Internship
3
Total DPST Major Requirements
24
* Courses offered in English and Arabic
 
 
 
Major Option: Journalism
 
Major Core
 Credit Hours
JOUR 301
Visualizing News
3
JOUR 302
Newsroom Management and Decision Making
3
JOUR 321*
Reporting
3
JOUR 322*
Advanced Reporting
3
JOUR 324*
Broadcast Journalism
3
JOUR/DPST 441*
The Documentary
3
JOUR 461
Media and Politics in the Middle-East
3
JOUR 462*
Capstone Project
3
JOUR 463
Internship
3
Total Journalism Core Requirements
27
 
Major Elective
Students must complete three credits from the following courses
  Credit Hours
JOUR 209
Selected Topics in Journalism
3
JOUR 323
Editorial and Critical Writing
3
JOUR 401
Current Issues in Journalism
3
JOUR 402
Contemporary Perspectives in Journalism
3
Total Journalism Electives
3
Total JOUR Major Requirements
30
* Courses offered in English and Arabic
 
General Electives
 
Any course from the university listing exclusive of language courses and the MBRSC courses and with the following restrictions:
MEST*
minimum of
 6
ARTS
maximum of
6
ENGL
maximum of
6
BUSI
Courses from the School of Business Administration minimum of
6
ANY
Courses at a 300 level or higher minimum of
6
Total General Electives Requirements
30
* Students are highly encouraged to pursue the Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies
 
 Arts and Sciences Core
See Arts and Sciences Core Requirements.
Note that all degree candidates in Communication and Information Studies must take ARTS 200 (History of Art I) to fulfill the Core requirement in Humanities, and MATH 101 (Mathematics for the Arts) or MATH 200 (Mathematics with Business Applications) to fulfill the Core requirement for Mathematics.
Total Arts and Sciences Core Requirements
36
 
JOUR & DPST Electives for Minors*
Credit Hours
DPST 209
Selected Topics in Digital Production and Storytelling
3
JOUR 209**
Selected Topics in Journalism
3
JOUR 323** 
Editorial and Critical Writing
3
JOUR 401** 
Current Issues in Journalism
3
JOUR 402** 
Contemporary Perspectives in Journalism
3
* Open to students minoring in Communication, JOUR, and DPST
** Also open to JOUR major students as part of major elective
 
TOTAL B.C.I.S.DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
125
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