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Media Study BA - Production Concentration - Applying to the Program

(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

Becoming a Media Study BA - Production Concentration 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), SAT 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. For the 2018 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 25-30 and an average SAT score of 1190-1350. The average GPA ranged from 91-96.

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 103 Basic Video Or DMS 105 Basic Documentary
DMS 110 Programming for Digital Art
DMS 121 Basic Digital Arts
DMS 107 Film and Media History I
DMS 211 Plasma
DMS 220 Machines, Codes and Culture
DMS 259 Introduction to Media Analysis

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:25