Minors & Certificates

Undergraduate minors

Black cinema and media studies

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

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Cinema and media studies

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

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Film production

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

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Game design

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

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Global media

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.

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Media and creative advertising

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

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Media and diversity

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

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Media law and ethics

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

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Media persuasion

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

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Media, sex and gender

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

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Ph.D. minor

Media Arts & Sciences

Doctoral students from other departments and schools may choose Media Arts & Sciences as an outside minor.

Requirements
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework in The Media School at the 500 level or above, including at least one of the following courses:
    • MSCH-M503
    • MSCH-T505
    • MSCH-T522
    • MSCH-J510
    • MSCH-J560
  • A grade average no lower than a B (3.0) in minor coursework

No more than six credit hours will be accepted by transfer of graduate credit from another university.

To arrange for the minor in Media Arts & Sciences, you must first have a Media School faculty member serve as the minor advisor. In consultation with the advisor, you'll outline a course plan that best contributes to your goals and then file a copy with the director of graduate studies.