Media and Cinema Studies (Minor)

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The Media and Cinema Studies minor combines courses from film, television, radio and new media. You will gain a historical and critical understanding of the media industry with the option to focus on one type of media.​ ​​​​​

​Course Requirements

A minor in Media and Cinema Studies requires students to complete six courses (24 credits). 

Course Title Quarter Hours
MCS 271MEDIA AND CULTURAL STUDIES4
MCS 273STORYTELLING & STYLE IN CINEMA4
Select three History/Criticism courses from the following:12
HISTORY OF CINEMA I, 1890-1945
HISTORY OF CINEMA II, 1945-1975
HISTORY OF CINEMA III, 1975-PRESENT
INTRODUCTION TO DOCUMENTARY STUDIES
IMAGINING ITALY: CINEMA AS A COLLECTIVE NARRATIVE OF THE ITALIAN PEOPLE
TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING: BUILDING A NARRATIVE WORLD
FAITH,REDEMPTN,& TRANSCENDENCE IN INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN CINEMA AND TELEVISION
COMICS STUDIES
SOUND AND VISION
TOPICS IN DOCUMENTARY STUDIES
TOPICS IN RADIO STUDIES
HISTORY OF TELEVISION & RADIO
MEDIA ETHICS
THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION: HOLLYWOOD IN THE 1960s
TOPICS IN FILM GENRE
TOPICS IN FILM STUDIES
TOPICS IN GLOBAL CINEMA
TOPICS IN TELEVISION STUDIES
TOPICS IN NEW MEDIA
TOPICS IN COMICS STUDIES
B-MOVIES
FANDOM & PARTICIPATORY CULTURE
TOPICS IN FAN STUDIES
MONSTERS IN POPULAR CULTURE
HORROR FILMS
COMMUNICATION, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
SPORTS FANDOM
TIME TRAVEL ON TELEVISION
ADAPTATION: MOVIES/TV/NOVELS/COMICS/TOYS/VIDEO GAMES
WRITING TELEVISION CRITICISM
DIGITAL CULTURE AND NEW MEDIA
SEINFELD
SPIKE LEE AND QUENTIN TARANTINO
TALKING ABOUT FILM: THEORY & CRITICISM
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP
COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP SPECIAL TOPICS
INTERNATIONAL/GLOBAL COMMUNICATION
Select one Production course from the following:4
RADIO BROADCASTING
AUDIO DOCUMENTARY
AUDIO PRODUCTION FOR RADIO AND THE WEB
TOPICS IN MEDIA PRODUCTION
ANIMATION FOR NON-MAJORS
MOTION GRAPHICS FOUNDATIONS
DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOJOURNALISM
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP
COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP SPECIAL TOPICS
DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION II (FORMERLY DC 371)
DIGITAL CINEMA PRODUCTION I (FORMERLY DC 210)
CINEMA PRODUCTION II (FORMERLY DC 310)
CINEMATOGRAPHY I (FORMERLY DC 275)
EDITING I (FORMERLY DC 220)
SOUND DESIGN I (FORMERLY DC 215)
INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING (FORMERLY DC 201)
INTRODUCTION TO TELEVISION WRITING (FORMERLY DC 272)
WRITING THE FEATURE SCREENPLAY (FORMERLY DC 301)

Students majoring in Media and Cinema Studies (BA) are restricted from earning this minor.