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Many students, including communications majors, pursue the digital media technology concentration, which features 10 different independent study courses that allow them to concentrate on Norwich projects. These include the annual Rook Week video, client projects, the magazine series "Vermont Sampler," which airs on local TV, and the history-based documentary series "Our American Journey." To earn a digital media technology concentration, students select six of the independent-study options.
Students may also earn a Communication minor in conjunction with another major, which involves taking six courses that include two required classes. Three distinct programs of minor or concentration exist within the curricula in Communications:
1. A minor in Communications, consisting of six courses completed with a grade of “C” or higher: CM 109, CM 207, and four additional courses numbered CM 208 or higher.
2. A concentration in Digital Media Technology, including six of the following:
CM270: Internet Communications
CM271: Television Production
CM391: Advanced Television Production
CM392: Documentary Television Production
CM393: Non-Linear Digital Television
CM491: Media Composer Techniques
CM492: Advanced Media Composer Techniques
CM493: Media Composer Graphics and Effects
CM494: Advanced Media Composer Graphics and Effects
CM495: Systems Configuration and Media Database Management
If you go the digital route, you will have experience working on many video projects, including editorial skills. If you prefer the journalism route, you not only will have published dozens of articles during your Norwich career, but as an upper-classman, you will act as a newspaper editor. The reason our alums do so well in getting that first job is because employers know that our majors have both the necessary skills and the experience when they walk in the door.
Our American Journey, our ongoing student-produced documentary series, has won more than 100 regional and national awards since 1989, including 13 national first place awards and the College Emmy award for “Best Documentary.”