Media & Performance Studies Track

The media and performance studies concentration 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.

  • EN 200 Approaches to Literary Study (3)
  • EN 420 Introduction to Film and Visual Studies (3)
  • Three (3) credits selected from the following survey courses:
    • EN 202 Global Literary Voices I
    • EN 204 Global Literary Voices II
    • EN 230 American Voices
    • EN 231 Literature of the British Isles
  • Nine (9) credits selected from the following courses in media or performance:
    • EN 212 Topics in Acting
    • EN 235 Digital and Nonlinear Storytelling
    • EN 270 Approaches to Creative Writing
    • EN 360 Book Histories, Book Futures
    • EN 305 Topics in Creative Writing
    • EN 390/HU 390 Digital Projects in the Humanities
    • COMM 101 Public Speaking
    • COMM 204 Video Production: Multimedia Communication
    • GMD 202 Illustration I 
    • GMD 203Digital Photography
    • GMD 205 Video Production: Promotional and Informational Communication
    • GMD 308Web and Social Media Design
  • EN 207 Theater History or EN 220 The Movie or the Book? (3)
  • EN 321 Modern Drama or EN 355 Shakespeare (3)
  • EN 429 Topics in Performance (3)
  • Twelve (12) credits in Literature electives 

Department of Literature & Languages

Dr. Tonya Howe, Chair
(703) 284-5762

G126 Butler Hall
Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207