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Media Study Minor - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: , CIP: 09.0102 Mass Communication/ Media Studies)

Department of Media Study

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

Alex Reid, Ph.D.
Chair

Bradley Hendricks
Assistant to the Chair for Student Programs

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming a Media Study Minor Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

All freshmen who select Media Study BA - Production Concentration on their UB application are listed as approved majors. New students will be contacted by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement & Services office regarding initial course registration after paying their tuition deposit and completing the online Orientation Data Form.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Media coursework taken at another institution is evaluated by faculty for credit in the Media Study program. Students should provide transcripts and syllabi for courses taken; work samples may be required for evaluation of production courses. A meeting with the departmental undergraduate advisor is recommended prior to registering. Transfer students who transfer in 50 credit hours or more and have college-level coursework in media production - film, video or digital arts - may be required to show their work for acceptance into this concentration.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

The department welcomes all students, no prior knowledge required.

Suggested Introductory Courses

DMS 107 Film & Media History I
DMS 211 Plasma
DMS 213 Immigration and Film
DMS 220 Machines, Codes and Culture
DMS 259 Media Analysis

 
Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:57:41