Media Ministry

The goal of this major is to prepare workers with the ability to develop media-compatible content in harmony with the proclamation of the everlasting gospel, deliver that content through various media options, and manage the operations of a media ministry.

While at Hartland, students will be exposed to a variety of media skills including the preparation and illustration of print media for pre-press systems; the adaptation of print media to web or PowerPoint presentations; the development of web sites; the planning, filming, and editing of videos, including script writing for video documentaries, ministry promotional, and mission field reports, as well as experience with live audio and video recording and subsequent editing. Lab instruction will expose students to industry standard technology and software applications. Lab assignments will emphasize real media projects where students will apply concepts learned in the classroom.

Additional opportunities for learning media skills exist in a variety of VOTR assignments.

During classroom instruction, students will be exposed to concepts that develop creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in the area of media product development, production, financial analysis and planning, marketing, team building, technology acquisition, and funding for capital projects. Opportunities for specialization within the media field exist during the 16-hour weekly vocational training program, as well as during summer and winter vocational training programs and the required internship.

Individuals desiring to major in this area are required to make formal application to the Christian Media Department after completing their freshman year. In order to be admitted to the Christian Media Ministry major, the student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, proficiency in both written and spoken English, adequate competency in mathematical and computer skills, and completed reading requirements. The student must also show evidence of emotional stability, physical health, responsible time management, spiritual maturity, and a commitment to God and to the media ministry.

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Requiremnets  

Core Curriculum:
 
Section/No. Class Title
AGRI 121, 126, 127, 128 Gardening*
EDUC 121 Philosophy of Christian Education
ENGL 100 English Mechanics
ENGL 102 English Composition
HLMN 111 Principles of Medical Ministry
HLMN 112 The Human Body
MATH 111 College Math
MSSN 203 Principles of Self-Supporting Work
MUSC 101, 102, 103 Principles of Christian Music I, II, III***
PRAC 112, 113 Practical Arts: Cooking andAuto Mechanics****
PSYC 222 Principles of Christian Mental Health
RELB 121 Conversion and Righteousness by Faith
RELB 131, 152 Biblical Hermeneutics I, II
RELB 142 Fundamentals of the Christian Faith
RELB 163 Speech and Homiletics
RELB 211 Daniel
RELB 212, 213 Revelation I, II
RELB 241 SDA Church History
RELB 242, 243 Life and Teachings of Jesus I, II
RELB 363 History of the Christian Church
SOCI 212 Christian Marriage and Family
VOTR Vocational Training*****

 

*Soil Preparation in the fall term is for .5 credit, and Pruning in the winter term is for .5 credit. Classroom instruction must be taken in the spring term for 1.5 credits, and a ten-week summer lab for 1.5 credits.

**A minimum of nine EVMN credits are needed to fulfill graduation requirements. Participation is required for every term in attendance.

***All students are required to participate in the campus choir for three consecutive quarters, as well as attend the music lectures that accompany this class in order to fulfill graduation requirements.

****Classroom instruction (three credits/term) must be taken as remedial work if the student has not previously (i.e., high school/academy) taken comparable classes or cannot demonstrate acceptable skills or life experience. Application to omit any of these classes must be made to the Curriculum Committee. Women: Cooking; Men: Auto Mechanics, Cooking.

*****A minimum of 36 VOTR credits are needed to fulfill graduation requirements. Participation is required for every term in attendance. In addition, all students must spend ten weeks during their first summer in residence, participating in a full-time vocational training program.

 

Other Requirements:

  •  Completed reading of the following books: The Holy Scriptures and the nine volumes of Testimonies for the Church.
  •  One credit of evangelistic ministries per term of attendance.
  •  Four credits of vocational training per term of attendance.
  •  Twelve consecutive months of VOTR must be spent working in a media-related area.
  •  A minimum of 160 colporteur hours in a program conducted by Hartland College or an acceptable alternative.
  •  All students must spend ten weeks during a summer, participating in a full-time vocational training program.
  •  A successful completion of media-related competencies acquired in vocational training, lab, and classroom settings.
  •  A minimum of 198 credits in the total program of studies.

Major Curriculum

Section/No. Class Title
MDMN 222 Design Principles for Christian Communication
MDMN 232 Desktop Publishing for Publication
MDMN 233 Digital Photography and Image Manipulation
MDMN 263 Foundations of Video Production
MDMN 311 Foundations of Audio Production
MDMN 313 Writing for Publication
MDMN 321 Foundations of Web Technology
MDMN Media Specialization
MDMN 491, 492, 493 Internship I, II and III

Courses Offered

MDMN 222  DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATION

(4 credits) An overview of developing design concepts that uphold Seventh-day Adventist values in visual communications. Through instruction, research, analysis, and project presentations, the student will develop their visual thought processes and creative decision-making skills. Topics include: design fundamentals, illustrating Seventh-day Adventist doctrines and Spirit of Prophecy counsel, visual persuasion and storytelling, Christian ethics, typography, composition, color, image selection, production issues, and working with editors, managers, or clients. Awareness will be made of non-Christian concepts that are hostile to the influence of the Christian witness. Lab included.

 

MDMN 232  DESKTOP PUBLISHING FOR PUBLICATION

(4 credits) An overview of the software and processes used in professional desktop publishing. Students will learn to combine design concepts and content using industry-standard desktop publishing tools and workflows, working both individually and in teams. Students are introduced to layout planning, composition, page layout, color management, the preparation and review of proofs, preflighting, color management, and content licensing. Special emphasis is given to the use of styles to create highly structured, semantically rich documents that are easy to maintain and adapt to a variety of media and future uses. A review of color models, printing technologies, and various presentation media is included. (Prerequisites: Minimum score on a computer competency exam. Recommended: MDMN 222 Design Principles for Christian Communication and MDMN 233 Digital Photography and Image Manipulation.)

 

MDMN 233  DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND IMAGE MANIPULATION

(4 credits) This course brings traditional photographic theory and practice into the digital age. Students learn the foundational principles of photography and discover how to apply them using a variety of devices from consumer-level “point and shoot” cameras through professional DSLRs and video cameras. Students will understand the names and functions of many photographic parameters, and learn to apply them both to achieve better photos and for creative effect. Practical experience is based on the production of a full-color college yearbook, with the majority of photos taken by class members. Image manipulation software and techniques are introduced, with an eye towards professional results at low cost. Special emphasis is given to composition, lighting, exposure control, depth of field, color management and photo organization, as well as the application of skills learned to a variety of media.

 

MDMN 263 FOUNDATIONS OF VIDEO PRODUCTION

(4 credits) This class provides an introduction to the video production process, focusing on the technology and skills required for each aspect of video production. Topics include videography, lighting, audio, multi-camera switching, and editing with Final Cut Studio. Students gain hands-on experience with projects ranging from short videos produced individually to a larger production incorporating the entire class.

 

MDMN 311 FOUNDATIONS OF AUDIO PRODUCTION

(4 credits) The purpose of the course is to provide students with theory and skills in basic audio production to more effectively communicate the everlasting gospel, and be an effective member of a small studio or church audio team. Students will learn the basic functions of a variety of audio equipment commonly utilized in live sound and small studio settings. Sound theory is explored and applied to both. Miking techniques, along with techniques for controlling feedback, environmental and system noise, and dynamic range are covered, along with basic equalization. Mastering and distribution technologies will also be introduced. During the course students will learn to correctly handle cables and other audio gear, and to source equipment, properly connect it, and budget for the design of small studio or live sound application. (Prerequisites: MATH 111 College Math and minimum score on a computer competency exam.)

 

MDMN 313 WRITING FOR PUBLICATION

(4 credit) A course in Christian writing techniques for a variety of audiences. Students will receive assignments and instruction in writing stories, feature articles, newsletters, media releases, and promotional pieces such as flyers and appeal letters. Topics include: fiction vs. nonfiction, the legal aspects of publishing, the editorial process, target reading audiences, and cross-media writing. (Prerequisites: ENGL 102 English Composition)

 

MDMN 321  FOUNDATIONAL WEB TECHNOLOGIES

(4 credits) An introduction to the fundamental technologies of the web, and the languages, tools, and skills utilized in web development. The purpose of the course is to prepare students to use web media in communicating the everlasting gospel. The course is composed of classroom instruction, individual projects, and class-wide collaborative projects. One or more structured, self-paced skill enhancement courses will be assigned, utilizing freely available online resources. Skills to be developed include the design of well structured, semantically rich web documents, reading, writing, and understanding basic HTML5 and CSS. The impact of social networking, blogs, streaming media, content rights, and online privacy will be discussed along with a history of the web. An overview of popular content-management systems will be included. The importance of web standards-compliance will be emphasized. (Prerequisites: MATH 111 College Math and minimum score on a computer competency exam. Recommended: MDMN 222 Design Principles for Christian Communication and MDMN 233 Digital Photography and Image Manipulation.)

 

MDMN 353 MEDIA SPECIALIZATION: MUSIC PRODUCTION AND STUDIO RECORDING

(4 credits) This course builds on Foundations of Audio Production to focus more closely on the essential aspects of studio recording and music production. One major goal of this course is to take students beyond simple recording and audio editing workflows, and incorporate music production and editing technologies and techniques that enable the producer to work from a truly “musical” perspective. This course also introduces more advanced audio editing and miking, and acquisition techniques. Students will learn to produce multi-track recordings using non-destructive editing techniques that preserve the editablility of both audio and music assets while building advanced mixes and layering. Managing takes and effective comping will also be covered. Production will be based on MOTU Digital Performer. Album production, mastering, and replication will also be covered in depth. Issues concerning copyright, licensing, and distribution models will also be discussed. (Prerequisites: MDMN 311 Foundations of Audio Production and MUSC 210 Intro to Music Theory/Beginning Piano or Creative Piano Playing or demonstrated ability to read printed music with multiple parts. Recommended: MUSC 215 Music Theory I)

 

MDMN 363 MEDIA SPECIALIZATION: ADVANCED VIDEO PRODUCTION

(4 credits) Utilizing the tools and technical skills of video production, students will learn how to take a video from concept to distribution and will produce a full-length video as a class project.  Topics will include producing and production management, directing, scriptwriting, and advanced editing techniques. (Prerequisites: MDMN 263 Foundations of Video Production or equivalent experience.)

 

MDMN 373 MEDIA SPECIALIZATION: PUBLICATION PRODUCTION

(4 credits) Students desiring to specialize in Publication Production should spend one calendar year in an office of publication such as Last Generation magazine or Hartland Ministry Report, under the supervision of an approved mentor. During the quarter in which they are enrolled for specialization credit, additional responsibilities will be assigned and evaluated by the supervising mentor. At the mentor’s discretion, students may be required to increase their skill and/or knowledge in order to complete their projects through the following means: online tutorials, reading assignments, attending seminars or webinars. Students may be required to finance these advanced skills. Finding projects with other ministries or for private entities may be possible; projects for non-Hartland purposes will be accepted at the discretion of the Christian Media department advisors.

 

MDMN 383 MEDIA SPECIALIZATION: ADVANCED WEB DEVELOPMENT

(4 credits) This course builds on Foundational Web Technologies to develop the skills necessary to create dynamic, interactive web sites and basic web applications. Primary development languages will be JavaScript and PHP, with PDO or MySQL being utilized for data storage. An overview of other server-side and client-side technologies will be included. Special emphasis will be given to careful planning, well structured and practical object-oriented design, and writing readable, maintainable code. Git will be utilized as a version control system. Basic web server setup, database administration, maintenance, and monitoring tasks will be explored. (Prerequisites: MDMN 321 Foundational Web Technologies.)

 

MDMN 491, 492, 493  MEDIA INTERNSHIP I, II, III

(48 credits) Supervised full-time work experience in a Seventh-day Adventist ministry with media production opportunities. Selection of an internship site is determined by the media advisor and Academic Affairs Committee with input from the student, and with the approval of the Curriculum Committee.

 

MDMN 501, 502, 503  PRACTICAL TRAINING I, II, III

A 12-credit practical training course is offered as an elective. This course offers students an opportunity to apply the theories they have learned in their Media major. The instructor is appointed by the department chair, and grading is on a pass/fail basis. The instructor and the department chair will choose an appropriate site and work closely with the fieldwork supervisor, who will submit an evaluation at the end of the assignment. This course is open to all Media Ministry students who have completed three terms at Hartland College.

 Media Department – Starting Fall 2016

Fall 2016

ENGL 100 – English Mechanics (3 credits)

HLMN 111 – Principles of Medical Ministry + Lab (4 credits)

MATH 111 – College Math (4 credits)

RELB 121 – Conversion & Righteousness by Faith (3 credits)

RELB 131 – Biblical Hermeneutics (1 credit)

AGRI 121 – Gardening I (.5 credit) –or–

MUSC 101 – Principles of Christian Music I (1 credit)

Winter 2017

ENGL 102 – English Composition (3 credits)

MDMN 222 – Design Principles for Christian Communication (4 credits)

RELB 142 – Fundamentals of the Christian Faith (3 credits)

RELB 152 – Biblical Hermeneutics II (1 credit)

AGRI 122 – Gardening II (.5 credit) –or–

MUSC 102 – Principles of Christian Music II (1 credit)

Spring 2017

MDMN 233 – Digital Photography & Image Manipulation (4 credits)

RELB 163 – Speech & Homiletics (4 credits)

RELB 363 – History of the Christian Church (3 credits)

AGRI 123 – Gardening III (1.5 credits) –or–

MUSC 103 – Principles of Christian Music III (1 credit)


Summer 2017

AGRI 124 – Gardening IV (1.5 credits)

 

Fall 2017

MDMN 311 – Foundations of Audio Production (4 credits)

MDMN 313 – Writing for Publications (4 credits)

RELB 211 – Daniel (3 credits)

AGRI 121 – Gardening I (.5 credit) –or–

MUSC 101 – Principles of Christian Music I (1 credit)

Winter 2018

HLMN 112 – Human Body (4 credits)

PRAC 112 – Cooking (3 credits)

RELB 212 – Revelation I (3 credits)

SOCI 212 – Christian Marriage & Family (3 credits)

AGRI 122 – Gardening II (.5 credit) –or–

MUSC 102 – Principles of Christian Music II (1 credit)

Spring 2018

MDMN 263 – Foundations of Video Production (4 credits)

PRAC 113 – Auto Mechanics (required for men) (3 credits)

RELB 213 – Revelation II (3 credits)

RELB 353 – Biblical Apologetics (3 credits)

AGRI 123 – Gardening III (1.5 credits) –or–

MUSC 103 – Principles of Christian Music III (1 credit)

 

Summer 2018

 

 

Fall 2018

EDUC 121 – Philosophy of Christian Education (3 credits)

MDMN 321 – Foundations of Web Technology (4 credits)

RELB 241 – SDA History and Prophetic Guidance (3 credits)

Winter 2019

MDMN 232 – Desktop Publishing for Publication (4 credits)

PSYC 222 – Principles of Christian Mental Health (3 credits)

RELB 242 – Life & Teachings of Jesus I (3 credits)

Spring 2019

Media Specialization (4 credits)

MSSN 203 – Principles of Self-Supporting Work (4 credits)

RELB 243 – Life & Teachings of Jesus II (3 credits)

 

Fall 2019

MDMN 491 – Internship I

Winter 2020

MDMN 492 – Internship II

Spring 2020

MDMN 493 – Internship III

 

Additional Graduation Requirements

Read the Holy Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation

Read Testimonies for the Church, volumes 1 – 9

160 hours (four consecutive weeks) of canvassing

EVMS 101 – Bible Outreach I

EVMS 111 – Health Outreach I