Academics

Degree Programs

Visual and Media Studies
Visual & Media Studies in 2012-14 Catalog

The Major

We are an interdisciplinary program offering both courses carrying the VMS designation and cross-listed courses from many departments. See Course Descriptions and fall 2011 program courses.

The Minor

The minor consists of 24 credits. Students are required to take VMS 101as a core interdisciplinary course, and one course each in the following categories:

  • History of Media and Visualization
  • Medium and Genre
  • Global and Cultural Perspectives
  • Theory

Students may shape the minor to enhance their major program and can do so in consultation with the director or other members of the Faculty Committee.


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