Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Cinema and Media Studies (Minors) (CNMDASTMIN)The Media School

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


For more than a century, cinema and other moving image and sound media have been central aspects of everyday life, providing pleasure, offering career opportunities, delivering art, entertainment, and information that represents and constructs values, attitudes, fears, and aspirations. The minor in Cinema and Media Studies enables students to become more experienced in interpreting a range of media texts and conducting archival research. The curriculum also provides a fuller sense of the historical, technological, political, and cultural contexts of film, broadcast media, and digital media.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory Electives. Two (2) courses:
  2. Critical Studies. One (1) course:
  3. Media Technologies and Culture. One (1) course:
  4. Historical Studies of Cinema and Media. One (1) course:
  5. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. 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 minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.