Media and Screen Studies, BA

The BA in media and screen studies offers courses in analysis and practice. Required courses offer students an opportunity to obtain the critical-thinking skills necessary to better understand media content, media technology, and media production. Students then decide how many production and analysis courses they want to take. Choosing from a broad range of electives, students can take more than half their major in media and film production courses, can take a majority of courses that critically examine media content and technology, or can combine courses in other ways.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

NUpath requirements Creative Expression (EI), Interpreting Culture (IC), Societies and Institutions (SI), and Difference and Diversity (DD) are met through the major course requirements. All other NUpath requirements must be met through electives.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

Media and Screen Studies Requirements

Introductory Courses
A minimum GPA of 2.750 is required:
MSCR 1220Media, Culture, and Society4
MSCR 1230Introduction to Film Production4
MSCR 1310Introduction to Digital Media Culture4
MSCR 2220Understanding Media and Film4
Media and Screen Studies Requirements
MSCR 3435Media Industries4
MSCR 3437Media and Identity4
MSCR 4602Media and Democracy4
or MSCR 3423 Twentieth-Century Media
Media and Screen Studies Theory Course
MSCR 4623Theories of Media and Culture4
Media and Screen Studies Elective Requirement 1
Complete five of the following:20-21
Advertising and Promotional Culture
Digital Media Culture
Global Media
Digital Media Research
Digital Feminisms
Film Analysis
Special Topics in Media and Screen Studies
Media Activism
Video: Story and Sequence
Television and Society
Media Audiences
Twentieth-Century Media
Popular Music as Media Form
Television Studies
Celebrity Culture
Documentary Storytelling
Narrative Filmmaking
and Video Software Tools
American Film and Culture
History of Film
Modern Film and Global Culture
Topics in Documentary Production
Screenwriting
Gender and Film
Video: Sound and Image
Video Art
Survey of the Still and Moving Image
Sound Production for Digital Media
Television Field Production
Television Studio Production
Media and Screen Studies Elective Requirement 2
Complete two of the following:8
Age, Media, and Representation
TV History
The Networked Self
Special Topics in Media and Screen Studies
Interactive Documentary
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Research
Directed Study
Independent Study
Internship
Experiential Education Directed Study
Film Theory
Topics in Film Studies
Modernism/Modernity and Film
Directing the Short Fiction Film
ARTD 4582
Video in Context: Video and Social Change
Digital Editing for TV
Advanced Digital Editing for TV and Film

Media and Screen Studies Grade Requirement

For media and screen studies, majors must maintain at least a 2.500 GPA in their overall program of studies and a minimum of 3.000 in the following two required courses: Media, Culture, and Society (MSCR 1220)  and Understanding Media and Film (MSCR 2220).

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Sample Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MSCR 12204MSCR 22204Vacation0Vacation0
MSCR 12304MSCR 13104  
ENGW 11114MATH 12154  
Elective4Elective4  
MSCR 10001   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Media and screen studies elective4Media and screen studies elective4Vacation0Co-op0
MSCR 34354MSCR 34374  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 EEAM 20001  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0Media and screen studies elective4Media and screen studies elective4Co-op0
 Media and screen studies elective4Elective4 
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0Media and screen studies elective4Media and screen studies elective4Co-op0
 MSCR 4602 or 34234Elective4 
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0MSCR 46234  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 130

Sample Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MSCR 12204MSCR 22204Vacation0Vacation0
MSCR 12304MSCR 13104  
ENGW 11114MATH 12154  
Elective4Elective4  
MSCR 10001   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Media and screen studies elective4Co-op0Co-op0Media and screen studies elective4
MSCR 34354  Elective4
Elective4   
Elective4   
EEAM 20001   
 17 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Media and screen studies elective4Co-op0Co-op0Media and screen studies elective4
MSCR 34374  Elective4
Elective4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Media and screen studies elective4Co-op0Co-op0Vacation
MSCR 4602 or 34234   
Elective4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Media and screen studies elective4MSCR 46234  
Media and screen studies elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 130