Media and Screen Studies and Theatre, BA

This major is designed for students who want to combine a knowledge of the art of theatre with the theories and conceptual frameworks of media and film studies. It offers both classroom and experiential learning in areas of acting, directing, writing, and design with related studies in screenwriting, media technology, and media production. Students develop a personalized technique for the practices of making theatre, film (documentary and fiction), and television as engaged citizens and creative artists.

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 Interpreting Culture (IC) and Societies and Institutions (SI) are met through the major course requirements. 

NUpath requirements Creative Expression/Innovation (EI), Formal and Quantitative Reasoning (FQ), Analyzing and Using Data (AD), Difference and Diversity (DD), and Ethical Reasoning (ER) may be met through electives in the major.

NUpath requirement Natural and Designed World (ND) must be met through general electives.

BA Language Requirements

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

Media and Screen Studies Requirements

Introduction to College
MSCR 1000Media and Screen Studies at Northeastern1
Introduction to Media Studies
MSCR 1220Media, Culture, and Society4
Introduction to Screen Studies
MSCR 2220Understanding Media and Film4
Advanced Theory
MSCR 4623Theories of Media and Culture4
Media and Screen Studies Electives
Complete four of the following:16
Narrative Filmmaking
History of Film
Modern Film and Global Culture
Screenwriting
Gender and Film
Topics in Documentary Production
Topics in Film Studies
Introduction to Film Production
Introduction to Digital Media Culture
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
Video: Sound and Image
Video Art
Survey of the Still and Moving Image
Advanced Media and Screen Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Film Theory
Modernism/Modernity and Film
Cinema Studies Seminar
Directing the Short Fiction Film
Age, Media, and Representation
TV History
Media and Democracy
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
Experiential Education Directed Study
Video in Context: Video and Social Change

Theatre Requirements

Foundational Stages
THTR 1101Introduction to Theatre4
THTR 1120Acting 14
THTR 1131Technical Theatre 14
THTR 1270Introduction to Theatrical Design4
THTR 2325From Script to Stage4
Theatre Texts and Context
Choose one of the following:4
Classics of Global Theatre
Rebels of Modern Drama
America Onstage: Dramatizing the Dream
Theatre and Society
Making Theatre
THTR 1100Production Experience 11
THTR 2000Production Experience 21
Intermediate or Advanced Technique
Choose two of the following:8
Classics of Global Theatre
History of Musical Theatre
Rebels of Modern Drama
America Onstage: Dramatizing the Dream
Playwriting
Theatre and Society
Acting 2
Acting for the Camera
Viewpoints
Stage Makeup
Lighting Design
Costume Design
Scenic Design
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Theatre
Voice and Speech for the Actor
Acting 3—Playing Shakespeare
Directing for the Stage
Musical Theatre Performance

Integrative Requirement

Media and Screen Studies Capstone
MSCR 4623Theories of Media and Culture4
Theatre Capstone
THTR 4702Capstone Rehearsal and Performance4

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