Requirements for the Minor in Media Arts (MDA)

All courses offered for the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher. At least 12 of the 21 credits must be taken at Stony Brook.

Completion of the minor requires 21 credits.

A. Required Courses:
THR 117 Media: Analysis and Culture
THR 216 Introduction to Visual Interpretation
THR 277 The Media Industry
THR 403 Media: Theory and Criticism
One of the following courses:
THR 480 Projects in Media
THR 488 Internship (appropriate topic only)

B. Six credits, of which at least three must be numbered 300 or higher, to be chosen from among:
AFS 463 Blacks and Mass Media
ARS/MUS/THR 208 Technology in the Arts
ARS/MUS/THR 318 Interactive Performance, Media, and MIDI
EST 100 Societal Impact of Computers
HUM 201 Film and Television: Genre
HUM 202 Film and Television: History and Theory
MUS 340 Introduction to Music Technology
MUS 437 Electronic Music
POL 367 Mass Media in American Politics
THR 298 Student Media Leadership
THR 325 Scriptwriting for Film and Television
THR 356 Scene Design
THR 372 Introduction to Television
THR 375 Television Production
THR 379 Radio News
THR 480 Projects in Media (See Note 2)
THR 487 Independent Research
THR 488 Internship (appropriate topic only; See Note 2)


1. No more than six credits required for the Media Arts minor may be counted toward the theatre arts major.
2. No more than a total of six credits from THR 480 and 488 may be applied to the minor.