Courses

I. Core (8 credits)
All majors complete
• MVC 101 Introduction to Media and Visual Culture Studies (4), usually before the junior year.
• MVC 201 Critical Writing in Media and Visual Culture Studies (4), usually before spring of the junior year.

II. History and Theory of Media Cultures (any 2 courses from the following list, or other approved by the MVC faculty)
Relevant courses include:
• MVC 111 Introduction to the Art of Film (4)
• MVC 211 Screen Genres (4)
• MVC 213 Sports, Media & Culture (4)
• MVC 395 Media Theories (4)
• ARTH 326 Modernity and Modernism (4)
• ARTH 328 After the Modern (4)
• AST 211 Contemporary Chinese Film (4)
• ENGL 114 War in Literature and Film (4)
• ENGL 250 Theories of Popular Culture (4)
• ENGL 311 Film and Literature (4)
• HIST 223 Anxiety, Race, and Empire (4)
• HIST 229 U.S. History on Film (4)
• HIST 273 Cyberculture and the Networked Society in the Information Age (4)
• HIST 324 Cold War America (4)
• HIST 328 Gender, Media, and U.S. Culture (4)
• REST 232 Representing Race and Identity in Film (4)
• SOAN 206 Popular Culture (4)
• SOAN 347 Visual Ethnography (3)
• WGS 249 Women Filmmakers (4)
• WGS 341 Gender and Nation (4)

III. Production (1 course from the following list, or others approved by the MVC faculty)
Relevant courses include:
• MVC 202 Visual Storytelling (4)
• MVC 203 Screenwriting (4)
• ART 235 Introduction to Photography (4)
• ART 252 Introduction to Graphic Design (4)
• CS 103 Introduction to Multimedia (4)
• CS 223 Game Programming and Artificial Intelligence (4)

IV. Capstone (4 credits)
All majors complete MVC 495 Senior Seminar (4) in fall of the senior year.

Departmental Honors
A two-semester departmental honors program is available for exceptionally motivated students with unusually strong attainment. A GPA in the major of 3.5 is a minimum requirement for being invited to pursue honors. Current details of the honors process are available from MVC faculty or the MVC program office (HOL 203).

Course Descriptions can be found in the MVC chapter of the University Catalog

For more information, email Dr. Piers Britton, Director of  Media & Visual Culture Studies: piers_britton@redlands.edu.