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The Media School

Specialization in Documentary (Bachelor of Arts in Media)

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 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. 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. 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.
    3. Exceptions to specialization 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.