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B.A. in Media Studies, Film and Television concentration

The B.A in Media Studies and Production fosters critical thinking, strong hands-on skills, and creativity in the study and production of media. Drawing from a strong liberal arts foundation, Media Studies and Production integrates the history, theory, and analysis of visual culture with production experience and internship opportunities in the areas of television, film, interactive media, and game design. It prepares students for fulfilling careers in a wide-range of media industries.

Course requirements for B.A. in Media Studies, Film and Television concentration

Foundation Courses (6 credits)

Students majoring in Media Studies and Production are required to take two foundation courses. These courses will be taken during the freshman year.

MDIA 101 Introduction to Media Studies 3 cr

MDIA 103 Digital Toolbox 3 cr

Concentrations (33 credits)

Media Studies and Production majors are required to select one of two concentrations:

  • Film & Television or
  • Interactive Media & Game Design.

The courses that make up the concentration requirements provide both focus and depth of study.

Film & Television Concentration

MDIA 120 Art of Film

MDIA 201 Writing for Media

MDIA 203 Video Production

Select one:

MDIA 321 Television Theory and Criticism

MDIA 322 Film Theory and Criticism

Select three:

MDIA 320 History of Electronic Media

MDIA 323 Film and History

MDIA 324 Experimental Film and Video

MDIA 325 Documentary

MDIA 326 Race and Ethnicity in Film

MDIA 331 Current Issues in Television (can be taken up to three times under different topics)

MDIA 332 Current Issues in Film (can be taken up to three times under different topics)

MDIA 335 Gender and Media

MDIA 339 Film and Literature

MDIA 421 Topics in Television (can be taken up to three times under different topics)

MDIA 422 Topics in Global Cinema (can be taken up to three times under different topics)

Select four (one must be at the 400 level):

MDIA 301 Screenwriting for Film and Television

MDIA 302 Editing

MDIA 304 Audio Production

MDIA 305 Lighting and Cinematography

MDIA 306 Media Performance

MDIA 401 Advanced Screenwriting

MDIA 402 Advanced Post Production

MDIA 403 Multi-Camera Production

MDIA 405 Digital Filmmaking

Electives (6 credits)

Each student is required to take two additional elective courses at any level drawn from Media Arts or Communication. These courses could be selected to allow a greater depth in investigating subjects encountered in the foundation or concentration requirements. Alternatively, these courses could be designed to broaden a student’s understanding of subjects beyond the student’s specialized concentration.

Note: Internships carry non-liberal-arts elective credits and will not fulfill the above requirements.

Capping Course (3 credits)

MDIA 480 Capping