Minor in Media Study

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The Media Study minor offers students training in creating and understanding media without the obligations of the major. Students will take a variety of Media courses including many upper level courses, and students have flexibility to choose their own coursework based on their interests. 

Minor Requirements

The minor in Media Study requires a total of 6 classes (24 credits). At least four of the six courses must be at the 300 or 400 level. Students must receive a grade of C- or higher in all courses applied to the minor.

Departmental Coursework

Requirements for the minor can be found on the Minor Advising Sheet [Link to Media-Study-Minor-2016 pdf].  However, here is a quick outline of the categories that courses fall into: 

Basic Production (1 course): Students pick a 100-level course from offerings in various forms of media creation including Video and Digital Media.

Interpretation (1 course): 100- to 200- level classes introducing students to broad themes in the history and analysis of film and other media.

Media and Culture (1 course): 300- to 400-level courses pursuing the connections between media and wider culture and society.

Advanced Analysis (1 course): 400-level courses which allow students to gain a deeper understanding of media criticism and theory.

Electives (2 courses): 300-level or higher; students may take intermediate or advanced production courses or higher level media theory courses to fulfill this requirement.

Learn more about the Minor in Media Study

Contact Us

Dave Pape

250 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0939

depape@buffalo.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

250 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0939

depape@buffalo.edu

Brad Hendricks
Bradley Hendricks

231 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0316

bhendric@buffalo.edu

Assistant to the Chair for Student Programs
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

231 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0316

bhendric@buffalo.edu