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 the student’s understanding of his/her 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

  • IS 240 or EN 240 Introduction to Visual and Cultural Studies
  • EN/IS/CMD 404 Performance Media Lab
  • 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
  • 6 additional credits outside the student’s major from the following:
    • CMD 203 Digital Photography
    • CMD 204 Video Production: Multimedia Communication
    • CMD 205 Video Production: Promotional and Informational Communication
    • EN 212 Topics in Acting
    • CMD 308 Web and Social Media Design
    • CMD 404 Performance Media Lab
    • EN 270 Approaches to Creative Writing
    • EN 305 Topics in Creative Writing
    • FA 103 Two-Dimensional Design
    • FA 110 Cross-Cultural Visual Thinking
    • CMD 202 Illustration I