Apr 02, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Media Studies -BA

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Hunter Core Requirement

Courses within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core Requirement [CCC], Hunter Focus, Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: Hunter Core Requirement - Fall 2013 to Spring 2019 .

Major (36 cr) 

The major must be declared in person with an undergraduate media studies adviser. (see department website for adviser schedules http://fm.hunter.cuny.edu/). 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:

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.   

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.


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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