The Master of Arts degree in Media and Cinema Studies provides students with the critical skills, historical grounding, and research methodologies for understanding the cultural and social impact of film, television and digital media in our globalized world. Our graduate seminar classes investigate current media-related topics through interdisciplinary perspectives. Questions concerning 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 examined. The program is designed for those seeking to prepare for a Ph.D. program or to further their careers in the film, television and digital media fields.
Students must complete 48 credit hours (12 four-credit courses) and a comprehensive exam, a thesis or a project. Students must have a 3.7 GPA or above in the graduate program to be eligible to select the thesis or the project options for completing the M.A. degree. All students take three core and nine elective courses, one of which must be a production course. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in their graduate work to remain in good standing. Students who drop below this average will be placed on academic probation and are expected to achieve the minimum requirement within two quarters. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission