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The Media School

Specialization in Documentary (Bachelor of Arts in Media)

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements MDAS07

Requirements

The specialization requires at least 9 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Theory. One (1) course:
    • MSCH-F 326 Authorship in the Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 392 Media Genres (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 413 (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 420 Topics in Media History (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-F 445 Media, Culture, and Politics (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  2. Electives. Two (2) courses:
    • Additional course from the Theory list
    • MSCH-J 360 Journalism Specialties (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-J 362 Journalism Multimedia Storytelling
    • MSCH-J 460 Topics Colloquium (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-P 433
    • MSCH-P 434 Advanced Documentary Filmmaking: Theory & Practice
    • MSCH-P 435 Advanced Documentary Workshop
    • MSCH-V 334 Current Topics in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-V 470 Issues in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-X 472 Media Internship (approved internship at IU Libraries Moving Image Archive for three (3) credit hours)
    • MSCH-X 478 Field Experience in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  3. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. 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 specialization.
    2. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the specialization—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.

Specialization 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 contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--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

Exceptions to and substitutions for specialization 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.