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Media Study Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: , CIP: 09.0102 Mass Communication/ Media 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

Completing the Media Study Minor Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.0.
Minimum grade of C- in any course applied to the minor.

Academic Advice

The Minor requires four courses to be taken at the 300/400 level to complete the requirements.

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.

Required Courses

Required Categories
These are a list of sample courses as we offer many additional choices every semester

DMS 101 Basic Filmmaking
DMS 103 Basic Video
DMS 105 Basic Documentary
DMS 121 Basic Digital Arts

DMS 107 Film & Media History I
DMS 108 Film & Media History II
DMS 109 Introduction to Film Interpretation
DMS 225 Digital Literature Survey
DMS 259 Media Analysis

DMS 331 Urban Media
DMS 333 World Cinema
DMS 405 Ethnographic Film
DMS 409 Nonfiction Film
DMS 440 Women Directors
DMS 452 Films of the Civil Rights Era

DMS 303 Video Analysis
DMS 304 Video Analysis II
DMS 305 Film Analysis
DMS 306 Film Analysis II
DMS 350 Information Theories
DMS 409 Nonfiction Film
DMS 411 Film Theory
DMS 412 Theory of Film Narrative
DMS 461 Elements of Machine Culture
DMS 474 Seminar on Postmodernism


Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Media Study Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate24

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor 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