Media and Screen Studies and Media Arts, BA

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.

BA Language Requirements

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

Media and Screen Studies Requirements

Introduction to Media Studies
MSCR 1220Media, Culture, and Society4
Introduction to Screen Theory
MSCR 2220Understanding Media and Film4
Advanced Theory
MSCR 4623Theories of Media and Culture4
Media and Screen Electives
Complete four of the following:16
Exploring the Humanities through Film
Narrative Filmmaking
American Film and Culture
History of Film
Modern Film and Global Culture
Topics in Documentary Production
Introduction to Film Production
Advertising and Promotional Culture
Digital Media Culture
Global Media
Digital Media Research
Film Analysis
Special Topics in Media and Screen Studies
Media Activism
Television and Society
Media Audiences
20th-Century Media
Popular Music as Media Form
Television Studies
Media Industries
Media and Identity
Celebrity Culture
Documentary Storytelling
Advanced Media and Screen Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Contemporary Directions in Cinema
Gender and Film
Film Theory
Topics in Film Studies
Modernism/Modernity and Film
Directing the Short Fiction Film
Cinema Studies Seminar
Age, Media, and Representation
TV History
Media and Democracy
The Networked Self
Special Topics in Media and Screen Studies
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Directed Study
Independent Study
Experiential Education Directed Study

Media Arts Courses

Art + Design at Northeastern
ARTF 1000Art and Design at Northeastern1
Art + Design Fundamentals
ARTF 1122
and ARTF 1123
2D Fundamentals: Surface and Drawing
and 2D Tools
ARTF 2220
and 2221
4D Fundamentals: Sequence and Drawing
Drawing Fundamentals
ARTF 1120Observational Drawing4
or ARTF 1121 Conceptual Drawing
Art + Design History
ARTH 2210Modern Art and Design History4
ARTH 2212Survey of the Still and Moving Image4
Degree Project
ARTD 4530Media Arts Degree Project 14
Media Arts Basic Electives
Complete two of the following sets:10
Photo Basics
and Photo Tools
Animation Basics
and Animation Tools
Video Basics
and Video Tools
Art + Design Electives
Complete two of the following or any Drawing Fundamental Elective/Media Arts Basic Elective not previously taken: 8
3D Fundamentals: Structure and Drawing
and 3D Tools
5D Fundamentals: Experience and Drawing
and 5D Tools
Photography 1
Animation 1
Virtual Environment Design
Character Design for Animation
Animation for Games
Video: Sound and Image
Photography 2
Video Art
Animation 3
Digital Sculpture and Model Making
Collaborative Video and Community Engagement
Studio Photography
Alternative Photographic Processes
Video in Context: Video and Social Change
Media Arts Degree Project 2
Narrative Basics
Business Literacy for Design and Media
Art and Design Abroad: Studio
Art and Design Abroad: History
Art and Design Special Topics
Special Topics in Art and Design Studio
Special Topics in Art and Design History
Global Art and Design History: Ancient to Medieval
Global Art and Design History: Renaissance to Modern
Contemporary Art and Design History
19th-Century Art
American Art
Arts of the African Diaspora
Contemporary Art Theory and Criticism
Issues in Contemporary Art
Postmodernism: Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts
Contemporary Visual Culture
Art and New Media: History and Theory
Typography 1
and Type Tools
Sculpture Basics
Painting Basics
Figure Drawing
Drawing in Mixed Media
Video: Story and Sequence
Interactive Documentary

Integrative Courses

CINE 3500Film Theory4

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