The M.A. degree in Telecommunications and Film option is designed to enable students to acquire an understanding of research methods and critical approaches that explore media history, industry strategies and structure, and audience reception, as well as visual and structural elements of media texts. The program requires that students develop an area of specialization and select either comprehensive exams or a thesis project as their culminating experience.
Some examples of courses within this degree program are:
Research Methods in Telecommunications and Film
Critical Approaches to Television and Film
Post World War II Film/TV History
Narrative Studies in Film/TV
Theories of Mass Media
Students applying to the Telecommunications and Film option and whose undergraduate major was not Television, Film and Media studies may be admitted to this degree program in conditionally classified standing. Prior to beginning graduate coursework, conditionally classified students must achieve a minimum B grade in every course of a conditional study plan of up to 30 units of undergraduate work designed and approved by the Television, Film and Media studies graduate advisor.