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MASC 451. Invention. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisites: MASC 274 and MASC 450, both with a minimum grade of C. Enrollment is restricted to mass communications majors. An advanced, intensive study of inventiveness in the creative process. Emphasis on strategic and creative development of advertising campaigns that builds on what students learned about advertising style in MASC 450. Prepares students for post-graduate work or study. Students will conceptualize and produce advertising campaigns and assemble a final portfolio. Culminates in a formal portfolio review with professionals from the advertising industry.