Major in Media Production (B.A.)
COM210Perspectives on Human Communication3
COM213Media Communication3
COM363Methods of Communication Research4
Choose one of the following Relational Communication courses:4
Group Communication
Advanced Group Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Choose one of the following Communication Analysis courses:3-4
Rhetorical Criticism
Media Criticism and Theory
Topics in Communication Analysis
Media Production Core
COM170AMedia Production I 14
COM270Media Production II4
COM302Media Law3
COM352Broadcast Journalism3
COM374Broadcast Production4
COM481Internship in Communication3-4
COM493Capstone: Independent Filmmaking and Media Production4
Choose three of the following Production courses:9-12
Photo Manipulation
Reporting I
Web Design for Mass Media
Storytelling
Screenwriting
Digital Filmmaking
LAFSC 2
Major51-56
General Education49-50
Electives22-24
Total Credits122-130
1

This course meets a General Education requirement.

2

Los Angeles Film Studies Center [LAFSC] option equivalencies: (Prerequisite: COM270)
Hollywood Production Workshop (COM373)
Faith & Artistic Development in Film (elective)
Professional Screenwriting (COM217A) or Storytelling COM264

Internship: Inside Hollywood [6 credits]; COM481 [3 credits]; production elective [3 credits]

One course from:
Professional Acting for the Camera (elective)
Independent Study (elective)

B.A. in Media Production 2017-2018: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4GES160 Inquiry Seminar3GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
Second Language (S) course1 4 GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3
Elective 3 COM170A Media Production I4
 14 3 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM210 Perspectives on Human Communication3World Cultures (U) course 3Relational Communication Choice 4
COM270 Media Production II4 COM213 Media Communication3
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 Production Elective 3
Mathematics (M) course 3 THE201 Christian Theology3
 13 3 13
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM352 Broadcast Journalism3Production Elective 3COM363 Methods of Communication Research4
COM310K Communication, Technology and Society3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
COM302 Media Law3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
Production Elective 4 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
  Elective 4-6
 13 3 15-17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM374 Broadcast Production4Interim Off COM493 Capstone: Independent Filmmaking and Media Production4
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 COM481 or 497 Internship in Communication or Capstone: Relational Studies4
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Communication Analysis Course choice 4
Production Elective 4 Elective 4
Elective 3  
 14-17 0 16
Total Credits: 122-127
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

This program assumes a student will use COM310K to meet the general education Science, Technology, and Society requirement. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Media Production 2017-2018: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 COM170A Media Production I4
Second Language (S) course1 4 Elective 3
 14 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM210 Perspectives on Human Communication3World Cultures (U) course 3Relational Communication Choice 4
COM270 Media Production II4 COM213 Media Communication3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Production Elective 3
Elective 3 Mathematics (M) course 3
 14 3 13
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM302 Media Law3Production Elective 3COM363 Methods of Communication Research4
COM310K Communication, Technology and Society3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
COM352 Broadcast Journalism3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
Elective 5 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
  Elective 3
 14 3 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM374 Broadcast Production4Interim Off COM493 Capstone: Independent Filmmaking and Media Production4
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 COM481 Internship in Communication4
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Communication Analysis Course choice 3
Production Electives 4 Elective 3
Elective 3  
 14-17 0 14
Total Credits: 122-125
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

This program assumes a student will use COM310K to meet the general education Science, Technology, and Society requirement. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

Overview

The Ministry Scholars program is Bethel University's 5-year Bachelor's Degree and Master of Arts in Ministry program that reduces cost and time-to-completion by streamlining undergraduate and graduate education. Graduates receive a Bachelor's degree from Bethel University's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and a Master of Arts in Ministry from Bethel Seminary. This program is well suited for a variety of majors who want to become equipped to lead churches, parachurch organizations, and other ministries. It is also a good fit for ministry-minded students who want to pursue bi-vocational ministry or work outside of professional ministry. Students learn from successful ministry leaders and experts in Biblical and Theological Studies, Spiritual and Personal Formation, and Transformational Leadership. This program offers supplemental training resources, cohort-based activities, and mentorship opportunities to prepare ministry-minded students for effective ministry leadership. Students also gain valuable field experience in local churches and ministry settings.

The objectives of the program are that graduates will demonstrate age-appropriate growth and ultimately ministry leadership preparedness in the following domains:

  1. Spiritual life: Students will grow spiritually, deepening their love for, commitment to, and dependence on God, and develop an instinct to trust in God and to connect intimately with God.
  2. Discernment of call: They will clarify and reaffirm their sense of calling to glorify God, to work in Christ’s church and to serve humanity sacrificially.
  3. Emotional maturity: They will become emotionally mature adults, possessing the ability to sense and manage emotions, to see others’ perspectives, to sympathize and empathize, to follow and lead as appropriate and to foster healthy relationships.
  4. Cultural competence: They will become culturally aware, gaining a perspective that all cultures possess strengths and vulnerabilities, an ability to work across cultural lines and an appreciation that diverse teams are stronger teams.
  5. Bible knowledge: They will gain a clear understanding of the Bible’s content and a deep and abiding passion for the truth of the Gospel.
  6. Spiritual wisdom: They will grow in wisdom, possessing a capacity to apply the Bible so that others are inspired by their teaching and preaching to live out biblical truth and experience human flourishing.
  7. Intellectual virtues: They will develop virtues such as critical thinking, respect for data, intellectual humility, and thirst for learning, combined with the skill to interpret and teach the Bible accurately.
  8. Leadership capacity: They will learn to follow leaders and to lead followers—enlisting people, building teams, leading change and achieving results.
  9. Godly character: They will become virtuous people—individuals who love others, speak truth, live humbly, sacrifice their own interests, live justly, express joy and show compassion.

What is Bethel looking for in a Ministry Scholar?

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA (cumulative college grade point average or unweighted high school GPA if the student has less than one year of college experience), and maintenance of 3.0 minimum GPA throughout the duration of the Ministry Scholars program while enrolled at CAS and Seminary.

  • Able to provide a pastoral or ministry leader reference that speaks to the student’s character and call to ministry.

  • Committed to prioritizing activities and retreats offered for Ministry Scholars, enabling the individual to develop a strong sense of community.

Click here for more information on the Ministry Scholars program at Bethel University