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International Film and Media Studies

STARTING FALL 2012 THE INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJOR AND MINOR OF INTERNATIONAL FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES WILL BE HOUSED IN THE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

   Media Studies Track

FOUNDATION COURSES (9 credit hours)
IFMS 201  Media Theory and Criticism
COMM 274 Intro to Cinema
COMM 135  Intro to Video or COMM 232 Digital Cinema Production

 

CRITICAL THEORY, GENRE AND MOVEMENTS 
(9 credit hours)
 
IFMS 261  Intermediate Topics in Theory and Genre COMM 324 Film Genre (repeatable twice with different topics)
LITR 264 Italian Film Genre IFMS 361  Advanced Topics in Theory & Genre
ENGL 284 Intro to Film History FNAR 390  Seminar in Arts & Ideas 

 

INTERNATIONAL CINEMA HISTORY (9 credit hours) 
COMM 203 Cinema History LITR International Film
LITR 214 Indian Film IFMS Advanced Topics in Int'l Cinema History
LITR 219 African Film FNAR 365 History of Photography
IFMS 262 Intermediate Topics in Int'l Cinema History LITR 370 German Cinema
LITR 267 Italian Film History

 

MEDIA AND SOCIETY (9 credit hours) 
SOCL 123. Mass Media and Popular Culture IFMS 265 Intermediate Topics in Media and Society
FNAR 199 Art and Visual Culture ANTH 308. Media and Cultural Change
ANTH 210 Visual Representation of Culture IFMS 360. Advanced Topics in Media and Society
COMM 276 Media and Society 

HIST 393  Amer. Culture & Society on Film 

COMM 200 Communication & New Media  

 

PRODUCTION (3 credit hours) 
FNAR 115 Photography  
COMM 135 Intro to Video Production (if not taken above) THTR 328. Stage Lighting: Theory and Tech I
THTR 204 Playwriting/Storytelling COMM 339 Video Documentary
COMM 232 Digital Cinema Production (if not taken above)  IFMS 363 Advanced Topics in Production
IFMS 263 Intermediate Topics in Production COMM 384  Film Practicum
COMM 326 Screenwriting  IFMS  399 Internship: Media Studies

  

CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE (3 credit hours) IFMS 397 Capstone Project (Media Studies)

 
  Film and Video Production Track

FOUNDATION COURSES (9 credit hours)
IFMS 201  Media Theory and Criticism
COMM 274 Intro to Cinema
COMM 135  Intro to Video or COMM 232 Digital Cinema Production

 

REQUIRED PRODUCTION COURSES (9 credit hours)
FNAR 115. Photography
COMM 130 Intro to Audio Production 
COMM 326  Screenwriting  

 

ELECTIVE PRODUCTION COURSES  (12 credit hours)6 hours must be at the  300 level
COMM 135 Intro to Video Production (if not taken above) THTR 328. Stage Lighting: Theory & Tech I
THTR 204. Seminar: Playwriting/Storytelling FNAR 333. Computer Graphics II
FNAR 220 Digital Photography COMM 339 Documentary Production
COMM 232 Digital Cinema Production (if not taken above) IFMS 363 Advanced Topics in Production
FNAR 233. Computer Graphics I  FNAR 383 Design for the Web
IFMS 263 Intermediate Topics in Production COMM 384 Film Practicum
THTR 275 Teleplay IFMS 389 Practicum
COMM 326 Screenwriting   IFMS 396 Internship in Production

 

CRITICAL THEORY, GENRE & MOVEMENTS
(3 credit hours)
 
IFMS 261 Intermediate Topics in Theory & Genre IFMS 361 Advanced Topics in Theory and Genre
LITR  264 Italian Film Genre FNAR 390 Seminar in Art and Ideas 
COMM 324 Film Genre (repeatable twice with different topics)  

 

INTERNATIONAL CINEMA HISTORY (3 credit hours) 
COMM 203 Cinema History LITR 267 Italian Film History
LITR 204 European Film LITR 285 International Film
LITR 214  Indian Film IFMS 362 Advanced Topics in Int'l Cinema History
LITR  219 African Film FNAR 365 History of Photography
IFMS 262 Intermediate Topics in Int'l Cinema History   LITR 370 German Cinema

 

MEDIA AND SOCIETY (3 credits) 
SOCL 123 Mass Media and Pop Culture COMM 276 Media and Society
FNAR 199 Art and Visual Culture ANTH 308. Media and Cultural Change
COMM 200 Communication & New Media IFMS 360 Advanced Topics in Media and Society
ANTH 210  Visual Representation of Culture HIST 393  Amer. Culture & Society on Film
IFMS 265 Intermediate Topics in Media & Society  LITR 370 German Cinema

    

CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE (3 credit hours) IFMS 394 Capstone Project (Production)

 

International Film and Media Studies Minor (21 credit hours)

FOUNDATION COURSES (9 credit hours)
IFMS 201  Media Theory and Criticism
COMM 274 Intro to Cinema
COMM 135  Intro to Video or COMM 232 Digital Cinema Production

Media Studies Courses: (6 hours)
Choose one course from A; and one course from either B or C:

  1. International Cinema History (courses listed above)
     
  2. Critical Theory, Genre and Movements (courses listed above)
     
  3. Media and Society (courses listed above) 

Production Course (3 credit hours) Choose one course from Production courses listed above

Elective (3 credit hours)  Choose one course from the lists above, which do not meet a requirement.

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