Students interested in media production are encouraged to seek out courses that will deepen their background in the arts - especially in Studio Art, Theater, and Creative Writing - and to integrate them in their program of study. The goal of the special concentration is to prepare students with the basic, creative background and the practical experience they need either to pursue the postgraduate study of film and television production or multimedia authoring, or to begin careers in these industries. The special concentration in media production is comprised of twelve classes, organized in the following manner.
- One of 2 core courses
- FMS 131 - Introduction to Media Studies or
- FMS 132 - Introduction to Film Studies
- One class in film or media history
- One class in International or Transnational film/media
- One class in media theory
- Two classes in film/media analysis and criticism
- One upper level class (200 level or above in a non-production area)
- Five classes in production related areas
The five classes in production related areas may include work in creative writing, theater, photography, and the digital arts as well as media production. Some courses that are not cross-listed with Film and Media Studies legitimately fulfill the production related requirements. Students with questions about these courses are encouraged to consult with the Film and Media Studies Director.