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Television and Digital Media Production Transfer Guide for Mott Community College

Ferris Program: Television and Digital Media Production
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Business
Transfer School: Mott Community College
Consortium Eligible: No
Total Credits Required: 120-121
Catalog Year: 2022-2023

General Education Requirements

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36-37 Credits Required

Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to select appropriate general education courses. Diversity Competency - 2 Courses Required. If not met by courses taken for Culture, Self and Society, or MTA, a student must meet the following: 1 course with the Global Diversity attribute and 1 course with the U.S. Diversity attribute.

Visit the Ferris State general education page for more information.

  •  Communication Competency

    TDMP 326 and 466 are major courses that are also considered Communication Across the Curriculum (CATCs) courses. In order to meet the upper-level English requirement, TDMP 326 and 466 can be taken in addition to an Oral communication course (COMM 105, 121, 221, or 251).

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 105 or COMM 121 or COMM 221 or COMM 251 Interpersonal Communication or Fundamentals of Public Speaking or Small Group Decision Making or Argumentation and Debate 3 COMM 140 or
    COMM 131 or COMM 231 or
    No Equivalent
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 ENGL 101 or
    ENGL 103
    ENGL 211 or
    ENGL 250
    Industrial and Career Writing or English 2 3 ENGL 104 or
    ENGL 102
  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 114 or MATH 115 Quantitative Reasoning for Professionals 2 or Intermediate Algebra 4 or 3 No Equivalent or MATH 120
  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Natural Sciences Electives 6 Varies
  •  Cultural Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one 200 level or higher course.  

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Culture Electives 9 Varies
  •  Self and Society Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines, have at least one 200 level or higher course, and at least one Self and Society Foundation course.  

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Self and Society Electives 9 Varies

College Requirements

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84 Credits Required

 
  •  Major Courses

    55 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the major 2.50 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    TDMP 110 Introduction to Digital Media 3 MAET 110
    TDMP 132 Digital Media Art and Technology 3 MAET 120
    TDMP 243 Field Production 3 MAET 200
    TDMP 255 Motion Design 3 No Equivalent
    TDMP 326 Script Writing 3 No Equivalent
    TDMP 343 Cinematic Story Production 3 MAET 250
    TDMP 359 Television Operations 3 No Equivalent
    TDMP 385 Television Studio Production 3 No Equivalent
    TDMP 464 Seminar in Television and Digital Media 2 No Equivalent
    TDMP 466 Instructional Design 4 No Equivalent
    TDMP 493 Television and Digital Media Internship 18 No Equivalent
    TDMP 499 Advanced Producing and Directing 6 No Equivalent
  •  Television and Digital Media Production (TDMP) Electives

    9 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the major 2.50 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    (Choose 3 of 10)
    DAGD 100
    3D Modeling and Animation 1 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 3 of 10)
    TDMP 136
    Audio Production 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 3 of 10)
    TDMP 240
    Entertainment Arts and Production 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 3 of 10)
    TDMP 276
    Lighting for Film and Video 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 3 of 10)
    TDMP 314
    Remote Television Production 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 3 of 10)
    TDMP 318
    Film and Digital Media Practicum 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 3 of 10)
    TDMP 328
    Online Media Management 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 3 of 10)
    TDMP 355
    Advanced Compositing for Video 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 3 of 10)
    TDMP 365
    Color Grading 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 3 of 10)
    TDMP 376
    Digital Cinematography 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 3 of 10)
    TDMP 497
    Special Studies in Television and Digital Media Production 1 to 4 No Equivalent
  •  Electives

    20 Credits Required. In order to graduate with a bachelor's degree, a student must have a minimum of 120 credits. The electives required for each student may vary depending on courses taken. Based on how a student meets the programmatic requirements, they may need more or less than 20 credits of elective courses to meet the required 120 credit minimum. These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.50 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Electives (Consult Advisor) 20 Varies

Program Contact Information

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College of Business
School of Digital Media
(231) 591-2712
[email protected] 

Ferris Statewide - Mott Community College
(810) 762-0461
[email protected]

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • SAT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
    1. ERW SAT score of 450 or higher.
    2. Math SAT score of 500 or higher. Placement in MATH 109 or 110 will be considered (Math SAT score of 480 or higher).
    3. Composite SAT of 900 or higher. 
  • ACT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
    1. English ACT score of 16 or higher.
    2. Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
    3. Reading ACT score of 19 or higher.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. Developmental courses will not be considered in computing the GPA requirement.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; or ERW SAT score of 450 or higher; or English Accuplacer score of 6 or higher.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s MATH 114 or 115 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher; Math SAT of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0 to 49.

More Information

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Select courses may be delivered online and/or in a mixed delivery format (i.e. a mix of online and face-to-face instruction at the Ferris Main Campus or at a statewide location).

To fulfill the residency requirement for a bachelor’s degree a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits from Ferris State University.

Steps to Apply

  • Complete your free application.
  • Submit official transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts from every school attended to [email protected]
    • Or mail to:
      Ferris State University Admissions Office
      1201 S. State St., CSS 201
      Big Rapids, MI 49307
  • Submit test scores (if required)
    • ACT Scores; go to the ACT website - Ferris State University School Code: 1994
    • SAT, CLEP and AP Sores; go to the College Board website - Ferris State University School Code: 1222

Advising Notes

It is recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor to review the degree, course schedule, transfer policies and have any questions answered prior to completing an application. Ferris accepts transfer courses in which the student earned a letter grade of "C" or better. Additional policies such as the Ferris Sunset and Residency Requirement should be discussed with a Ferris advisor. Students who are completing the MTA may have different general education course requirements for the particular degree selected.

Meeting with a Ferris advisor prior to the selection of general education or elective coursework may reduce the chance of completing a course that will not apply toward the selected degree. Students must work with their Ferris advisor to declare a Minor or Concentration and for the selection of Directed Electives.

Once admitted, students are required to complete an orientation and should continue to meet with an advisor as they work toward graduation.

To schedule an appointment or for additional transfer resources and policies see our Transfer Resource page.

*Indicates an approved Ferris course substitution

Reverse Transfer Agreement

Ferris has reverse transfer agreements with several Michigan Community Colleges. Under such agreement, Ferris will provide your official University transcript to a partner school you have attended, so that they may grant you an associate or bachelor's degree upon completion of sufficient and appropriate credit hours from both institutions. In turn, the degree-granting institution will provide Ferris with an updated transcript reflecting the newly earned credential.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Ferris participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). This agreement will facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one Michigan institution to another. Students may complete the MTA as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone package. The MTA consists of a minimum of 30 general education credit hours as identified by the college or university.

Students transferring to Ferris with the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and entering a degree program will have met a 30-hour block of lower-level general education courses. However, this does not exempt students from completing program-specific prerequisites or higher-level general education course requirements. Students should contact their advisor regarding classes that meet the MTA.

Transfer Equivalencies Tools

The transfer equivalencies link is located in the Transfer Resources section at transfer.ferris.edu.

Disclaimer

Transfer guides are not intended to be a contract with Ferris. The information in this guide is subject to change and is aligned with the catalog year listed above. Students should contact their community college and/or Ferris to keep informed of changes. Students' final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student. Please refer to the Ferris catalog for the most current curriculum.

Partners may contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships with questions or updates at [email protected].