The BA and BS in Media Studies are awarded upon the completion of 120 credits, 30 of which must be in Media Studies. The major consists of a core of 6 credits (2 classes), providing the basics for the understanding of Media Studies, 18 credits in one of the following concentrations: Screenwriting, Cinema studies, Media and Social Change, Media Entrepreneurship or Film Production, and 6 credits (2 classes) toward your capstone.
Media Studies students can study full-time or part-time. Students have online and evening study options that are particularly convenient for part-time students, including nontraditional and adult students. While not required, internships are available to students, broadening their opportunities to establish professional connections and experience.
Concentration requirements are organized between Foundation courses within the concentration and Advanced courses that build on the histories, theories, and skills developed in the foundation courses. Please note: Students have the option of designing their own media studies concentration (see details below).
Pre-approved concentrations leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree are
Pre-approved concentrations leading to the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree are
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.
Two Capstone Courses
Sample courses, depending upon track:
To be chosen from a variety of courses across disciplines.
Students can design their own media studies track. Proposals for a self-designed track 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 track; (2) articulate three to four learning outcomes; (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 track area.
Examples of self-designed tracks include:
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