Our Media and Screen Studies curriculum designed to achieve six distinct learning objectives:

  1. Apply basic knowledge of fundamental techniques of video-based film production in a visual project
  2. Define terms, concepts, and theories that are fundamental to the study of media
  3. Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to media texts
  4. Apply the history of media studies to current issues of media with a particular focus on identity, industry, and democracy
  5. Plan, write, and present original research papers and presentations, incorporating an analytical understanding of concepts and ideas in Media and Screen Studies
  6. Apply theories of media and culture central to the field of Media and Screen Studies to a media text or issue

 

Students take 60 SH (15 courses) to complete the major. There are 7 required courses and 8 electives.

Choosing from a broad range of electives, students can take more than half their major in media and film production courses, can take a majority of courses that examine media content and technology, or can combine courses in different ways.

It is also possible combine Media and Screen Studies with a number of other half-majors.

Click here for the Media and Screen Studies curriculum.