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Media Study BA Critical Studies Concentration / Arts Management MA - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 06.01 , CIP: 50.0601 Film/Cinema/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

Arts Management Program

240A Center for the Arts
Buffalo NY 14260

Associated Programs

Becoming a Media Study BA Critical Studies Concentration / Arts Management MA 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 for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 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 second language.
•    Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

 All freshmen who select this program 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 a transcript 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.

Matriculation to the MA


To matriculate into the MA portion of the degree program, students will be required to have a 3.0 overall GPA and complete the requisite application materials for review by the graduate application committee (academic essay, resume, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation).

Students may apply for the BA/MA program starting in their 5th semester (typically Fall of their Junior year). If approved, the student will be allowed to take graduate courses as early as their 6th semester and be granted conditional admission into the MA. At the end of the student’s 7th semester, faculty will evaluate student progress in graduate coursework and determine whether the student will be allowed to continue in the graduate program.

Interested students are encouraged to contact the Academic Manager as early as possible to discuss curriculum and progress toward degree.

 
Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:57:40