2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Media Study Minor - Applying to the Program

Media Study

231 Center for the Arts
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-6020
716-645-6902
716-645-6979
www.mediastudy.buffalo.edu
Marc Böhlen
Chair
Ann Mangan
Program Advisor

Becoming a(n) Media Study Minor Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is highly competitive. For the 2016 incoming freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 24-30 and an average SAT (CR+M) score of 1100-1300. 90 percent of admitted students are in the top 50 percent of their class.

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank, SAT (critical reading and math) or ACT scores, and strength of the high school academic record. 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

The department welcomes all students, no prior knowledge required.

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.

Suggested Introductory Courses

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

Published: November 17, 2017 09:59:06 AM