College of Communication > Academics > Communication and Media > Graduate Program > Communication and Media (MA) > Media & Cinema Studies Concentration
The Media and Cinema Studies concentration focuses on the critical skills, historical grounding, and research methodologies for understanding the cultural and social impact of film, television and digital media in our globalized society.
Our graduate seminar classes investigate current media-related topics through interdisciplinary perspectives including national and transnational media, film and media histories. The impact and potential of new technologies, the power of audiovisual media in society, the role of media in the formation of identities, aesthetics and popular culture, are also examined.
This concentration will be of interest to those seeking to prepare for a PhD program or to further their careers in the film, television and digital media fields.
The Media and Cinema Studies concentration requires 5 courses (20 credit hours).
Students must take one Media and Cinema Studies core course (4 credit hours).
Students must take a total of 4 MCS electives (16 credit hours). These electives are included as part of the 9 electives (36 credits) students must take to fulfill the requirements of the Communication and Media degree. Topics courses can be taken multiple times for credit as long as the specific topic differs each time.
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