Our Media and Screen Studies curriculum designed to achieve six distinct learning objectives:
- Apply basic knowledge of fundamental techniques of video-based film production in a visual project
- Define terms, concepts, and theories that are fundamental to the study of media
- Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to media texts
- Apply the history of media studies to current issues of media with a particular focus on identity, industry, and democracy
- Plan, write, and present original research papers and presentations, incorporating an analytical understanding of concepts and ideas in Media and Screen Studies
- 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.