The BA or BS in Media Studies is awarded upon the completion of 120 credits, 30 of which must be in Media Studies. The major consists of two core courses, 18 credits in your chosen concentration, and two courses toward your capstone.
requirements are organized between Foundation courses and Advanced courses that build on the histories, theories, and skills developed in the foundation courses.
Pre-approved concentrations leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree:
- Cinema Studies
- Media and Social Change
Pre-approved concentrations leading to the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree:
- Media Entrepreneurship
- Film Production
All pre-approved concentrations follow an approved curriculum. Students should consult with their advisor and seek approval for all major electives to ensure progress through the degree. You also have the option to design your own media studies concentration
(see details below).
Self-Designed (BA/BS) Concentration
Students can design their own media studies concentration. Proposals for a self-designed concentration must be submitted for approval to the Media Studies advisor and must 1) include a one- to two-page essay explaining the purpose and goals of the titled
self-designed concentration; 2) articulate three to four learning outcomes; and 3) identify provisionally (as new courses may be offered) three Foundation courses and three Advanced courses from across the college or other colleges that represent an
increasing level of engagement with the area of concentration.
Examples of self-designed tracks include:
- Media and Education
- Media and Politics
- Media and Global Studies
- Media and Documentary Forms
- Experimental Media Modes
- Media and Sustainability
- Media Theory and Research
- Sound Studies