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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 Filmmaking
      • 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
        • Any MSCH-F 100–499
        • Other courses
          • MSCH-B 445 Sports and Television
          • 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 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
        • Any MSCH-P 100–499
        • Other courses
          • MSCH-A 305 Strategic Content Development
          • MSCH-C 209 Introduction to Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communication
          • 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 365 Graphic Design I
          • MSCH-J 385 Television News Reporting and Producing
          • MSCH-J 415 Literary Journalism
          • MSCH-J 444 Advanced Photojournalism
          • 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
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.