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The Media School

Concentration in Cinema and Media Arts—Studies and Production (Bachelor of Arts in Media)

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements MDAC03

Cinema and Media Arts—Studies and Production students will take five courses within the concentration. All students will take courses in both "Cinema and Media Arts Production" and "Cinema and Media Arts Studies" to build the skills associated with the creation and a critical understanding of film, television, and digital, screen and aural media. In so doing, they come to understand and engage with both the meanings of media and the processes through which meanings are constructed within a broad range of contexts.

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.
    1. Introduction to Media. One (1) course:
      • MSCH-C 101 Media
    2. Managing Media. One (1) course:
      • MSCH-C 200 The Videogame Industry: Systems and Management
      • MSCH-C 204 Behind the Prize
      • MSCH-C 206 Media Reporting in a Global World
      • MSCH-C 207 Introduction to Media Industry and Management
      • MSCH-C 208 Principles of Public Relations
    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 223 Introduction to Design and Production
      • MSCH-C 226 Visual Communication
      • MSCH-C 228 Multi-Camera TV Studio Production I
  2. Concentration.
    1. Cinema and Media Studies. Two (2) courses:
      • Cinema/Media studies courses
        • MSCH-F 204 Topics in Media, Culture, and Society
        • MSCH-F 306 Writing Media Criticism
        • MSCH-F 309 Images of War and Peace in Public Culture
        • MSCH-F 311 History of Media and Culture
        • MSCH-F 326 Authorship in the Media
        • MSCH-F 336 Using Popular Culture
        • MSCH-F 370 Women Directors
        • MSCH-F 375 Race, Gender, and Representation
        • MSCH-F 377 Cinemas of the Black Diaspora
        • MSCH-F 380 Hollywood I: The First Fifty Years, 1895-1945
        • MSCH-F 381 Hollywood II: 1945 to the Present
        • MSCH-F 382 American Independent Cinema
        • MSCH-F 383 Sound and Cinema
        • MSCH-F 391 Media Audiences
        • MSCH-F 392 Media Genres
        • MSCH-F 395 Horror Cinema
        • MSCH-F 398 National and Transnational Cinemas
        • MSCH-F 415 Contemporary Filmmakers
        • MSCH-F 420 Topics in Media History
        • MSCH-F 445 Media, Culture, and Politics
      • Other courses
        • MSCH-D 337 Digital Media
        • MSCH-H 399 Readings for Honors
        • MSCH-J 450 History of Journalism
        • MSCH-J 470 Broadcast Media Analysis
        • MSCH-M 411 Media Industries and Cultural Production
        • MSCH-S 445 Sports and Television
        • MSCH-S 471 Applying Theory to Media Design
        • MSCH-T 410 Media Theory
        • Three (3) credit hours from the following:
          • MSCH-X 370 Community and Media
          • MSCH-X 472 Media Internship
    2. Cinema and Media Production. Two (2) courses:
      • Production courses
        • MSCH-P 331 Scriptwriting
        • MSCH-P 335 Production as Criticism
        • MSCH-P 344 Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking: Theory & Practice
        • MSCH-P 351 Advanced Video Field and Post Production
        • MSCH-P 352 Editing for Cinema
        • MSCH-P 353 Production Audio
        • MSCH-P 354 Program Graphics and Animation
        • MSCH-P 356 Multi-Camera TV Studio Production II
        • MSCH-P 360 Motion Picture Production
        • MSCH-P 361 Intermediate Motion Picture Production
        • MSCH-P 362 Cinematography
        • MSCH-P 369 Sound Design
        • MSCH-P 416 Program Analysis and Criticism
        • MSCH-P 422 Color Correction & Finishing
        • MSCH-P 430 Writer's Room
        • MSCH-P 431 Feature Film Screenwriting
        • MSCH-P 432 TV Series Writing
        • MSCH-P 434 Advanced Documentary Filmmaking: Theory & Practice
        • MSCH-P 435 Advanced Documentary Workshop
        • MSCH-P 436 Advanced Production Workshop
        • MSCH-P 438 Experiments with the Film Camera
        • MSCH-P 440 Directing the Cinematic Story
        • MSCH-P 441 Directing Actors for Cinema
        • MSCH-P 452 Topics in Design and Production
        • MSCH-P 453 Postproduction
        • MSCH-P 455 Topics in Music Scoring for Visual Media
        • MSCH-P 460 Advanced Motion Picture Production
        • MSCH-P 461 BFA Cinema Thesis: Production
        • MSCH-P 462 BFA Cinema Thesis: Postproduction
        • MSCH-P 467 Short Film
        • MSCH-P 468 Advanced Collaborative Workshop: Double Exposure
        • MSCH-P 470 LA Production
      • Other courses
        • MSCH-A 300 Introduction to Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communication
        • MSCH-A 305 Strategic Content Development
        • MSCH-D 337 Digital Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
        • MSCH-D 435 Advanced Projects in Web Design
        • MSCH-F 306 Writing Media Criticism
        • MSCH-G 400 Game Production II
        • MSCH-J 303 Online Journalism
        • MSCH-J 344 Photojournalism Reporting
        • MSCH-J 362 Journalism Multimedia Storytelling
        • MSCH-J 363 Web and Mobile Design
        • MSCH-J 385 Television News Reporting and Producing
        • MSCH-J 415 Literary Journalism
        • MSCH-J 444 Advanced Photojournalism
        • MSCH-J 463
        • MSCH-J 464 Infographics
        • MSCH-J 465 Graphic Design II
        • MSCH-M 330 Production Management
        • MSCH-M 411 Media Industries and Cultural Production
        • MSCH-M 413 Global Media Issues
        • Three (3) credit hours from the following:
          • MSCH-X 472 Media Internship
          • MSCH-X 473 Undergraduate Full-Time Media Internship
          • MSCH-X 474 Journalism Internship
          • MSCH-X 476 WTIU Production Workshop
          • MSCH-X 478 Field Experience in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
          • MSCH-X 490 Projects in Media
    3. Elective. One (1) course:
      • Additional course from Cinema and Media Studies list
      • Additional course from Cinema and Media Production list
    4. 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. Major GPA. 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.
    2. Major Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    3. Major Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Major Residency. 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.
    5. College Breadth. At least 58 credit hours must be completed in courses from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines outside of the major area.

Major Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100-499 level with the MSCH prefix--as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception
  • Any course, consistent with the policies herein, that is part of a concentration, track, and/or specialization being pursued as part of this academic program

The above courses cannot be applied toward the College Breadth requirement in the major.

Exclusions

The following courses cannot be applied toward major requirements or the College Breadth requirement:

  • No common exclusions

Exceptions to and substitutions for major requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.