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
  • CDT 208 Technology in the Arts
  • CDT 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)

Notes:

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.