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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
Chair

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 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.
Completion of a minimum of 50 credit hours.

Academic Advice

The production concentration requires 13 Media Study courses (51 credit hours) plus a minor. 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 majoring in Media Study have the option of choosing either a traditional minor in another discipline (English, Music, Theater, etc.), a certificate, or a virtual minor. The virtual minor 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 students are required to complete a total of at least 24 credits at the 300 or 400 level as part of their major. Transfer students can use transfer credit towards the virtual minor. The virtual minor should complement the Media Study degree, and students will have to defend their selection of classes.

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

To be accepted into the Media Study major a student must a) take and pass three Media Study courses with a minimum of a C- grade, b) have at least 50 credit hours of course work at this university, and c) maintain at least a 2.5 grade average.

Required Courses

Students majoring in Media Study have the option of choosing either a traditional minor in another discipline (English, Music, Theater, etc.), a certificate, or a virtual minor. The virtual minor 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 300-400 level. Transfer students can use transfer credit towards the virtual minor. The virtual minor should complement the Media Study degree, and students will have to defend their selection of classes.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 electives courses

Electives

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.

A. BASIC PRODUCTION
DMS 103 Basic Video or DMS 105 Basic Documentary
DMS 110 Programming for Digital Art
DMS 121 Basic Digital Arts

B. INTERMEDIATE PRODUCTION
DMS 221 Web Development
DMS 231 Game and Animation Workshop
DMS 341 Intermediate Video Workshop
DMS 400 Film & Cinematography
DMS 419 Intermediate Digital Arts
DMS 423 Programming Graphics I
DMS 435 Screenwriting
DMS 438 Virtual Worlds I
DMS 446 Interface Design
DMS 450 Film & Development of Contemporary Art
DMS 462 Game Design
DMS 463 Interactive Fiction
DMS 485 Media Robotics

C. ADVANCED PRODUCTION
DMS 401 Advanced Cinematography
DMS 402 Advanced Editing
DMS 403 Advanced Documentary
DMS 420 Advanced Digital Arts
DMS 424 Programming Graphics II
DMS 439 Virtual Worlds II
DMS 441 Advanced Video Production
DMS 447 Sound Design
DMS 486 Computational Media

D. BASIC THEORY
DMS 107 Film & Media History I or DMS 108 Film History II*
DMS 211 Plasma
DMS 220 Machines, Codes, and Culture
DMS 259 Media Analysis

E. ADVANCED THEORY
DMS 303 Video Analysis I
DMS 304 Video Analysis II
DMS 305 Film Analysis I
DMS 306 Film Analysis II
DMS 350 Information Theories
DMS 409 Nonfiction Film
DMS 411 Film Theory
DMS 412 Theory of Film Narrative
DMS 425 Visual Media Poetics
DMS 426 Sound Media Poetics
DMS 448 Games, Gender, and Culture
DMS 461 Elements of Machine Culture
DMS 474 Media Theories and Approaches

F. ELECTIVES
**Any DMS course can be used to fulfill electives including special topics, or internships.

Students majoring in Media Study have the option of choosing either a traditional minor in another discipline (English, Music, Theater, etc.), a certificate, or a virtual minor. The virtual minor 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 students must complete a total of at least 24 credits at the 300 or 400 level as part of their major. Transfer students can use transfer credit towards the virtual minor. The virtual minor should complement the Media Study degree, and students will have to defend their selection of classes.

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 3.25- 3.5= Distinction
Dept. GPA between 3.5-3.75= High
Dept. GPA between 3.75-4.0= 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 39
Additional Credits Required for Electives 30
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: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:25