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Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Media Studies - BA

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Students must receive a grade of B or better in MEDIA 18000  to declare a major in Media Studies. The major must be declared in person with an undergraduate media studies adviser (call (212) 772-4949 to schedule).

Students will be able to do a

 Media Studies BA: General Media Studies Major 

but may choose one of the concentrations in the major. These concentrations are

  Media Studies BA: Concentration in Media Analysis and Criticism  
  Media Studies BA: Concentration in Documentary and Television Production  
  Media Studies BA: Concentration in Journalism  
  Media Studies BA: Emerging Media 

However, these concentrations are optional; as long as they satisfy the General Media Studies Major requirements, students may combine courses from different concentrations.

Students majoring in Media Studies must take the following introductory courses. These courses count toward the major.   

MEDIA 18000 
FILMP 15000 /MEDP 15000 
FILMP 16000 /MEDP 16000 

A maximum of 6 credits in FILM or FILMP courses at the 200- or 300-level may be applied toward the major in media studies. Students must meet any prerequisites for these courses. Courses in Independent Study, Honors Project, and Internship do not count toward the major. Students must consult a program adviser to plan choice and sequence of courses.


Double Majors

Students may choose to complete a major in the Department of Film and Media Studies and a second major in another department.  A student cannot declare a double major in film and media studies. Because of the intensive nature of the production courses in both Film and Media Studies, it is strongly recommended that all students take no more than two production courses per semester.

Minor in Media Studies

The Minor in Media Studies consists of five courses for a total of 15 credits. At least one 200-level course and at least one 300-level course are required. The other three courses can be at any level. Course prerequisites must be satisfied. Internships and independent studies do not count towards the minor. Courses may be taken as either MEDIA or MEDP.


To qualify for departmental honors in Film or Media Studies, a student must have a 3.5 grade point average in major courses and a 3.0 grade point average overall. The student must also either complete an Honors Project FILM 40200  or MEDIA 40200 , approved by the Department Policy and Curriculum Committee, with a grade of A; or a 400-level production or analytical seminar course with a grade of A. See the department for more information.

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