Minor in Media Studies

With the Media Studies minor, students will gain the analytical tools necessary for critical analysis of film, television, and digital media forms within the broader intellectual framework of the humanities and social sciences. Students in the minor will have the opportunity to examine film, broadcasting, games, and mobile media in a range of historical, sociocultural, creative, and industrial contexts. Courses cover diverse topics including global, regional, and national perspectives on the media; authorship, genre, and ideology; representations of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class; and digital media culture, technologies, policies, and design. As a complement to a major area of study, a minor in media studies can offer deep insight into how media and society interact, and prepare students for a range of careers.


This program is open to all students under the 2018–2020 and future catalogs who are not majoring in Radio-Television-Film and have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
Acceptance into the minor does not come with preference or guarantee of a seat in any RTF course.

Application Steps

  • Step 1: Apply for the Media Studies minor here: Media Studies Minor
  • Step 2: Select “RTF Radio-Television-Film" in the drop-down menu, and then "Media Studies.”
  • Step 3: Begin taking your minor courses. (You do not have to be accepted to the Media Studies minor to take the courses, and any courses taken before applying will be applied once the application is complete.)

Requirements by Course Catalog