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Media Study BA - Production Concentration - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 06.01 COMMUNICATIONS- GENERAL, CIP: 50.0601 Film/Cinema Studies)

Department of Media Study

231 Center for the Arts
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-6020

Thomas H. Feeley

Bradley Hendricks
Assistant to the Chair for Student Programs

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Media Study BA - Production Concentration Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.500 in the prerequisite courses.

Academic Advice

The production concentration requires 13 Media Study courses (51 credit hours) plus an 18-credit hour/6 course breadth requirement (69 credit hours total). Students must receive a C- or higher in all Media Study courses. Each course taken may be counted only once and applied to only one requirement. All required courses are 4 credit hours unless otherwise noted. Students are required to complete a total of at least 24 credits at the 300 or 400 level as part of their major.

The breadth requirement consists of 18 credit hours (six classes) outside of Media Study that meet the following criteria: two courses must be at the 200 level, and four courses must be at the 300 or 400 level. Transfer students can use transfer credit towards the breadth requirement. The breadth requirement should complement the Media Study degree, and students will have to defend their selection of classes. This breadth requirement is often satisfied with a minor in another department, as long as it meets the necessary credits.

Transfer Credit Policy

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

There are no prerequisite courses required for admission into the Media Study BA - Production Concentration program.

Required Courses

Three basic production courses (group A)
Two intermediate production courses (group B)
One advanced production course (group C)
Four Basic Theory Courses (group D)
One advanced analysis course (group E)  
Two elective courses at the 300/400 level (Group F)
Six course/18-credit hour breadth requirement (Group G)

Here is a list of possible courses for the different categories; additional options are added every year. Special topics courses will have their category listed in their description on the department website.







**Any DMS course at the 300/400 level can be used to fulfill electives including special topics, or internships.

G. Breadth Requirement

Students majoring in Media Study must take 18 credits (6 courses) of electives in another discipline or set of disciplines, manifesting a coherence, breadth, and depth of general advanced study. At least four of these courses must be at the 300 or 400 level. This breadth requirement is often satisfied with a minor in another department, as long as it meets the necessary credits.

Departmental Honors Requirements

These honors are given for outstanding achievement in film, video, digital arts and media scholarship, as well as outstanding service to the university and community.
Dept. GPA between 3.250-3.500= Distinction
Dept. GPA between 3.500-3.750= High
Dept. GPA between 3.750-4.000= Highest

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Media Study BA - Production Concentration degree
Credits Required for Major69
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 43
Additional Credits Required for Electives 8
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Nov 28, 2022 13:03:59