Media & Performance Studies

The media and performance studies minor provides an interdisciplinary examination of film, video, television, multimedia, and Web 2.0 texts with a primary emphasis on textual interpretation and theory and a secondary focus on production. The program seeks to improve student fluency with media, both for academic and commercial applications, in order to enhance students’ understanding of their major disciplinary field. Students will apply their interdisciplinary knowledge through a capstone project that results in a creative presentation, documentary, or ethnographic visual text, or other multimedia production.

Minor Requirements (updated Fall 2017)
The Media and Performance Studies minor requires a total of twenty-one credits.

  • IS 240 or EN 240 Introduction to Film and Visual Studies
  • GMD 404 Performance Media Lab
  • Nine (9) credits (6 outside the student’s major) from the following:
    • EN 207 Theater History
    • EN/IS 220 The Movie or the Book?
    • EN 321 Modern Drama
    • EN 429 Topics in Performance
    • FA 380 Movements in Modern Art
  • Six (6) additional credits outside the student’s major from the following:
    • COMM 204 Video Production: Multimedia Communication
    • EN 212 Topics in Acting
    • EN 270 Approaches to Creative Writing
    • EN 305 Topics in Creative Writing
    • FA 103 Two-Dimensional Design
    • FA 110 Cross-Cultural Visual Thinking
    • FA 395 Advanced Studio
    • GMD 202 Illustration I
    • GMD 203 Digital Photography
    • GMD 205 Video Production: Promotional and Informational Communication
    • GMD 308 Web and Social Media Design
    • GMD 404 Performance Media Lab