University of Michigan

College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts (LS&A)

Screen Arts and Cultures


University of Michigan

426 Thompson St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctoral Degree in Screen Arts and Cultures

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our program is dedicated to the study of media produced for exhibition/display on and consumption through the screens of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. We regard the screen as a point of intersection where various industries, audiences, and modes of representation converge and from which a range of ideologies, identities, and cultural formations emerge. Students must complete a total of 39 credit hours of coursework toward the doctoral degree, at least 18 of which must be completed on the Ann Arbor campus. In the first year, students are strongly advised to take 9 hours of courses in each of the two initial terms; among them must be SAC 600: Introduction to Screen Arts and Cultures and at least one of the other three required core courses- SAC 601: Seminar in Theories of Film or Electronic/Digital Media, SAC 602: Seminar in Film or Electronic/Digital Media Historiography, and, beginning in 2009-2010, SAC 603: Seminar in Material Practices.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:


Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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