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The Media School

Concentration in Media Technologies and Culture (Bachelor of Arts in Media)

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements MDAC06
Students in the Media Technologies and Culture concentration will learn how to investigate the dynamics (power, politics, identities, etc.) of different forms of media technologies; inquire into how particular technologies might have operated in distinct historical situations; and address the development and implementation of media technologies in diverse cultural contexts. The concentration provides a range of critical-cultural research tools (including but not limited to media theory, philosophy, history, and ethnography) that equip students to understand, critique, and intervene in the technologically-mediated productions, politics, debates, and power relations that construct our everyday public and popular lives. Technologies in this area are inclusive of a wide range of social, technological, digital, material, visual, auditory, and screen media cultures.

Requirements

The major requires at least 36 credit hours (12 in the Media Core, 15 in the Concentration, and 9 in the Specialization), including the requirements listed below.
  1. Media School Core. Each of the following:
    1. Introduction to Media. One (1) course:
      • MSCH-C 101 Media
    2. Managing Media. One (1) course:
      • MSCH-C 207 Introduction to Media Industry and Management
      • MSCH-C 209 Introduction to Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communication
    3. Thinking Media. One (1) course:
      • MSCH-C 210 Introduction to Games
      • MSCH-C 211 Screening Gender and Sexuality
      • MSCH-C 212 Screening Race and Ethnicity
      • MSCH-C 213 Introduction to Media Psychology
      • MSCH-C 214 Race, Prejudice, and the Media
      • MSCH-C 215 History of Videogames
      • MSCH-C 216 Social Scientific Perspectives of Gender and Media
      • MSCH-C 217 Image Cultures
      • MSCH-C 218 Sports, Media and Society
      • MSCH-C 219 Media in the Global Context
    4. Making Media. One (1) course:
      • MSCH-C 220 Game Technology
      • MSCH-C 221 Writing for Electronic Media
      • MSCH-C 223 Introduction to Filmmaking
      • MSCH-C 225 Reporting, Writing, and Editing I
      • MSCH-C 226 Visual Communication
      • MSCH-C 227 Introduction to Sports Media
      • MSCH-C 228 Multi-Camera TV Studio Production I
  2. Concentration.
    1. Required Courses. Five (5) courses:
      • MSCH-A 315 Advertising and Consumer Culture
      • MSCH-D 301 Media Technologies and Culture II
      • MSCH-D 302 Games, Culture, and Society
      • MSCH-D 331 Social Media Cultures
      • MSCH-D 332 Media Technology and Difference
      • MSCH-D 337 Digital Media
      • MSCH-D 413 Global Screen Cultures
      • MSCH-G 320 Game Art and Sound
      • MSCH-H 300 Honors Media Law in the Digital Age
      • MSCH-H 310 Honors Media Topics (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • MSCH-H 410 Honors Media as Social Institutions
      • MSCH-J 300 Communications Law
      • MSCH-M 310 Disruptors: Internet Industries
      • MSCH-M 322 Internet Ecosystems
      • MSCH-T 311 History of Electronic Media
      • MSCH-V 334 Current Topics in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • MSCH-X 360 The Media School in Los Angeles
      • MSCH-X 478 Field Experience in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • MSCH-X 373
    2. Additional Requirements.
      • At least nine (9) credit hours in the concentration must be at the 300–499 level.
      • Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the concentration.
      • A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the concentration—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
  3. Specialization.
    • One (1) Media Specialization (see list below)
  4. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.