Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

IFMS Media Studies

Starting Fall 2012 the interdisciplinary-major and minor of International Film and Media Studies will be housed in the School of Communication.

Total Credit Hours: 51

Foundation Courses (9 credit hours)

  • IFMS 201 Media Theory and Criticism
  • COMM 135 Intro to Video OR
  • COMM 232 Digital Cinema Production
  • COMM 274 Intro to Cinema

Critical, Theory, Genre and Movements (9 credit hours)

  • ENGL 284 Intro to Film History
  • IFMS 261 Intermediate Topics in Theory and Genre
  • LITR 264 Italian Film Genre
  • COMM 324 Film Genre (repeatable twice with different topics)
  • IFMS 361 Advanced Topics in Theory & Genre
  • FNAR 390 Seminar in Arts & Ideas

 International Cinema History (9 credit hours)

  • COMM 203 Cinema History
  • LITR 219 African Film
  • LITR 244 Indian Film
  • IFMS 262 Intermediate Topics in Int'l Cinema History
  • LITR 267 Italian Film History
  • LITR 284 International Film
  • FNAR 365 History of Photography
  • GERM 370 German Cinema

Media and Society (9 credit hours)

  • SOCL 123 Mass Media and Popular Culture
  • FNAR 199 Art and Visual Culture
  • COMM 200 Communication & New Media
  • ANTH 210 Visual Representation of Culture
  • IFMS 265 Intermediate Topics in Media and Society
  • ANTH 308 Media and Cultural Change
  • IFMS 360 Advanced Topics in Media and Society
  • HIST 393 American Culture & Society on Film

Production (3 credit hours)

  • FNAR 115 Photography
  • COMM 135 Intro to Video Production (if not taken above)
  • COMM 202 Story for Film and TV
  • COMM 232 Digital Cinema Production (if not taken above)
  • COMM 326 Screenwriting
  • COMM 339 Video Documentary
  • COMM 384 Film Practicum
  • IFMS 263 Intermediate Topics in Production
  • IFMS 363 Advanced Topics in Production
  • IFMS 399 Internship: Media Studies
  • THTR 204 Playwriting/Storytelling
  • THTR 328 Stage Lighting: Theory and Tech I

Capstone Experience (3 credit hours)

  • IFMS 397 Capstone Project (Media Studies)