Minors & Certificates

Undergraduate minors

Examine Black filmmaking and media within historical, artistic, formal, and national contexts. This minor is administered in consultation with the Black Film Center & Archive.

Learn more about the Black cinema minor

Interpret a range of media texts, including cinema, sound media and moving image works, and conduct archival research. 

Learn more about the cinema and media studies minor

Dive into the world of fashion media by learning about materials, design and fashion history and by taking hands-on design courses. 

Learn more about the fashion media minor

Gain experience with all aspects of cinema production from writing to shooting to editing, and learn to use industry-standard equipment to create films. 

Learn more about the film production minor

Learn the fundamental skills of game technology and design, including basic programming, game design principles and project development skills.

Learn more about the game design minor

Consider media in a global context to understand how messages and concepts travel, shape opinion and impact the flow of intellectual capital and social concepts.

Learn more about the global media minor

Learn to create and manage effective advertising messages, and to assess their impact and return on investment.

Learn more about the creative advertising minor

Examine how media break down old barriers at the same time that new types of digital divides arise.

Learn more about the media and diversity minor

Study the intersections of social institutions and practices with issues of professional and individual responsibility.

Learn more about the media law minor

Investigate how media messages are crafted and how they work at both the technological and physiological levels.

Learn more about the media persuasion minor

Explore the highly complex and controversial role that mediated messages about sexuality and gender play in contemporary society.

Learn more about the media, sex and gender minor

Develop the skills needed to research, plan and implement strategic communication campaigns, and learn the intricacies of the public relations practice in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Learn more about the public relations minor

Learn to tell stories and create content in the sports media world through classes in sports writing, broadcast and social media. 

Learn more about the sports media minor

Graduate minor and certificate

Certificate in data journalism

Gain competency in storytelling using data science tools and technology in this interdisciplinary program offered in collaboration with the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. This 12-credit program is offered online only for the convenience of working professionals.

Learn more about the data journalism certificate

Ph.D. minor in media arts and sciences

Doctoral students from other departments and schools may choose media arts and sciences as an outside minor.

Learn more about the Ph.D. minor