Media Studies Minor


The Cinema and Media Arts Department equips students to serve as observers, interpreters, creators and patrons of media. We offer students a thorough grounding in the theory, research and practices of cinema and media arts. We begin with an understanding of the ancient arts and aesthetics inherent in storytelling. Students will learn the history of their discipline, developing the research skills and critical thinking necessary to recognize their position in relationship to critical junctures in cinema and more recently, media arts. Finally, students will polish and practice a particular craft. Our graduates will see their career and calling as comparable to the art of poets, painters, sculptors, historians, and politicians. They will be empowered to celebrate the innate, precious, God-given gift of life, the person and work of Jesus Christ, and the ongoing, surprising activity of the Holy Spirit. They will work out those enduring truths in the rapidly evolving, technologically driven, highly competitive world of cinema and media arts.

Curriculum Requirements

A Media Studies Minor is offered with the completion of 18 credits. 

Program Courses
CNMA 102Visual Aesthetics3
CNMA 205Perception and Media3
CNMA 358Motion Picture Pre-Production3
COMM 254Communication Theories3
Program Electives6
Select 6 credits from the following:
Advanced Studies in Criticism
Topics in Sociology
Coverages and Rewrites
Film, Television, and the Arts: Racial and Gender Issues
Rhetoric of Media Studies
Rhetorical Criticism
Topics in Diverse Literatures (fulfills Core Curriculum (GE) Literature requirement)
Visual Meaning
Philosophy and Ethics of Media
Film, Television, and the Arts: Racial and Gender Issues
Total Credits18