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Curriculum - Graduate Program in Media Studies

Total: 36 hours
8/2010
 

Foundation Core Requirements:  9 hours. MS 500 (Media Design), MS 501 (Critical Approaches to Media Studies), MS 502 (Graduate Research and Writing).

Advanced Core Requirements:  6 hours. Choose 1 (one) 3-hour course at the 600 level from each of the two program concentrations (Digital Media, Media Theory & Criticism).

Concentration:  9 hours. Students choose 3 courses in one approved area of concentration. Three hours can be independent studies/directed research or readings courses.

Electives:   3 hours. Any 500 or 600 level course.

Capstone Course:  3 hours. MS 695 (Media Systems Management).

Thesis/Project Requirement:  6 hours. The thesis or project requirement requires students to conduct and complete independent research that is relevant to the theoretical issues and topics covered in the M.A. program and demonstrates familiarity with, and skill in, applying appropriate research methods. Alternatively, students can choose to complete a comprehensive media project, which may, for example, be relevant to their employment (e.g. as videographers, teachers, media specialist) as well as a detailed written evaluative report demonstrating its relevance to the program. Click here for a PDF version of the Thesis/Project PROPOSAL Guidelines. Click here for a PDF version of the Thesis/Project Guidelines

 

Concentration Options:

1)  Digital Media 

Foundation Course:

MS 500 - Media Design - 3 credits

Other Courses:                    

MS 510 - Digital Graphic Design - 3 credits

MS 541 - Digital Video Production - 3 credits

MS 543 - Animation Production - 3 credits

MS 548 - Screenwriting - 3 credits

MS 560 - Writing for Media - 3 credits

MS 565 - Producer’s Seminar - 3 credits

MS 600 - 3D Design - 3 credits

MS 610 - Multimedia and Cyberspace Design - 3 credits

MS 640 - Interactive Media - 3 credits

Capstone Course:

MS 695 - Media Systems Management - 3 credits

                        

2)  Media Theory & Criticism

Foundation Course:

MS 501 - Critical Approaches to Media Studies - 3 credits

Other Courses:

MS 505 -  Media Research - 3 credits

MS 515 - Public Relations Theory and Practice - 3 credits

MS 525 - Mass Communications Theory - 3 credits

MS 561 - Media Law and Regulation - 3 credits

MS 570 - Theories of Visual Communication - 3 credits

MS 580 - International Communications - 3 credits

MS 635 - Race, Gender and Media - 3 credits

MS 645 - Film Theory - 3 credits

MS 670 - Seminar:  The Information Society - 3 credits

MS 675 - Seminar:

Capstone Course:

MS 695 - Media Systems Management - 3 credits

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