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The writing classes will include courses in:

* New writing: breaking news, investigative reporting and news analysis for print, broadcast and the web.

* Creative and script writing for theater, movies, television and other broadcast media.

* Copywriting for Public Relations and Marketing writing for electronic games.


PROGRAM & MINORS

The Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication at the American University in Dubai offers a Bachelor of Communication and Information Studies (B.C.I.S.) in Digital Production and Storytelling (DPST) and in Journalism (JOUR).  We are the only Communication school in the Arab region that offers an American base curriculum with an Arabic track option in addition to the English track.


BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION STUDIES (B.C.I.S.)

The Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication offers the minors shown below. Subject to completion of all prerequisite courses, students may choose these minors for additional credit beyond their degree completion requirements. Prerequisites for the minors are stated in the course description section.


MINOR IN COMMUNICATION

Not open to MBRSC students

A maximum of two courses counting toward a degree requirement can be counted toward this minor. Students should familiarize themselves with the prerequisites for the courses listed in the minor and should be aware that the completion of the minor with its prerequisites will necessitate additional credits over their degree requirements.


MINOR IN DIGITAL PRODUCTION AND STORYTELLING

Open to Journalism (JOUR) majors only. 

For Students who are already enrolled in the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication, a minor in Digital Production and Storytelling is open to students majoring in JOUR. This minor allows JOUR students to gain additional knowledge in scriptwriting and producing audiovisual programs in addition to exposure to the unique characteristics of other media platforms. 


A maximum of three courses counting toward General Electives requirements can be counted toward the minor. Students should be aware that completion of the minor will necessitate a minimum of six additional credits over their degree requirements.


Minor Core

Students must complete each of the following courses:

COMM 223* Writing Fundamentals (DPST) 3

COMM 241 Introduction to Production 3

DPST 302 Media and Public Service 3

DPST 462 Digital Production and Storytelling Project 3

Total Minor Core Requirements 12

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