Requirements for a Major in Media Studies

A total of 40 credits as follows: 

1. MST 202: Topics in Media Studies OR Art 102: Intro to Digital Art (4 credits)

2. MST 385: Film and Media Theory (4 credits)

3. MST 485: Senior Seminar in Media Studies (4 credits)

4. 16 credits in one of the following two concentrations: 

A. Film Studies

  • Chinese 216/Urban Studies 265: Asian Urbanization through Cinema

  • Chinese 220/320: Contemporary Chinese Cinema

  • English 190: Shakespeare on Screen

  • English 380: Children's Literature and Media

  • English 381: African American Film

  • English 381: Film Adaptation

  • French 334: French and Francophone Cinema

  • German 240/340: German Cinema

  • History 105: Black Cinema

  • History 105: British Empire through Film

  • History 105: History of Latin America through Film

  • History 105: Sex and Death in African Cinema

  • Russian 400: Russian Film

  • Spanish 414: Cinema of Spain

  • Theater 265: Documenting Queerness

  • Theater 365/Urban Studies 365: Urban Queer Cinema

B. Media Production

  • Art 105: Painting OR Art 107: Sculpture

  • Art 110: Film and Experimental Video Production

  • Art 116: Animation

  • Art 202: Intermediate Digital Art

  • Art 216: 3D Animation/Virtual Realities

  • Art 302: Advanced Digital Art

  • Art 386: Experiments in Media and Methods

  • English 204: Introduction to Screenwriting

  • Music 222: Music Technology

  • Music 323: Audio Engineering: History, Theory, Practice

  • Music 365: Advanced Topics in Music Technology

  • Theatre 245: Dramatic Writing: Theater/Film/TV

  • Theatre 265: LGBTQ Culture in Media

  • Urban Studies 262: Music and Community in Memphis

  • Urban Studies 382: Music and Community in Memphis

5. Electives (12 credits)

  • Any courses from the other Media Studies concentration

  • Anthropology/Sociology 333: Sociology of Hip-Hop

  • Anthropology/Sociology 335: Social Class in the United States

  • Art 245: Guernica and Antiwar Art

  • English 264: Race, Media, and Culture

  • History 105: Elvis Presley and America

  • History 305: History of American Popular Music

  • International Studies 256: Weapons of Mass Deception

  • Media Studies 460: Internship in Media Studies

  • Philosophy 101: Black Mirror

  • Russian 285: Putin’s Russia and Media

  • Urban Studies 365: The Sounds of the City: Music and Urban Experiences

 

-- 16 out of 40 credits should be at the 300 or 400 level.

-- 8 out of 40 credits must be in courses that focus on media outside the US.