Digital Media & Broadcast Production: Corporate Communication

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Chris

I've worked for DreamWorks Animation and currently am a DisneyToon Studios employee working on Planes: Fire and Rescue.

I graduated in 2003 and immediately moved to Los Angeles with my wife to break into the movie business (she's an MU graduate as well).  I found my way to DreamWorks Animation.  For nine great years, I worked with amazing teams of artists crafting entertainment enjoyed by people the world over.  I worked on everything from The Croods to Kung Fu Panda.  After finishing The Croods, I left DreamWorks and joined DisneyToon Studios where I currently handle #stereoscopic-camera-finaling on Planes: Fire and Rescue.  I go through every single shot of the movie and not only fine tune the camera work to make sure it's perfect, I also help creatively drive the 3D version of the movie. 

You may be wondering how my time at Marywood helped me get into the field of animation.  With its liberal arts core, Marywood better prepares you for your career than you might have imagined.  It's the foundation that you build upon.  You use the smaller class sizes to your advantage by creating bonds with your professors, who are working professionals in most cases.  For me, it was really exploring the technology and art of filmmaking.  This was a natural introduction into the world of computer-generated animation; an art form I have always loved.

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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Minor in Corporate Communication requires 18 credits:

COMM 206 Organizational Communication
3
COMM 233 Video Production I
3
COMM 233L Video Production I lab
0
COMM 237 New Communication Technologies
3
COMM 330B Practicum in Digital Media Broadcast and Production 
1
COMM 340 Writing for Corporate Communication
3
COMM 400 Instructional Design and Media
3
COMM 430A, B Practicum in Digital Media Broadcast and Production 
1,1

The practica may be replaced by COMM 450 Internship, with permission of the program director and department chair.