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Degree Requirements

BA in Media and Film Studies

Minimum of 180 total quarter credits
Minimum of 60 upper-division credits
Minimum of 45 credits from Marylhurst
60 credits is required for major.

Core Requirements - 24 credits

Introduction to Cultural Studies
Introduction to Film
Introduction to Media Studies
New Media & Digital Culture
Literary & Critical Theory
History of Film I: 1895-1970
History of Technology: From the Steam Engine to the Smart Phone
Senior Paper

Electives in  the Major - 18 credits
Any cultural, film or media studies course may be used to meet this requirement.

Focus Area of Study - 18 credits
Student may choose a focus in media and film or in media production as described below.

Focus Area: Media & Film

Choose 18 crs. from the following courses:
Media & Globalization
Citizen Media
Topics in Major Film Directors
Topics in Film Studies
Topics in Film Genre
Film Theory
Topics in Media Studies
History of Film II: 1970 to Present
Philosophy & Film
Other related courses with adviser approval

Focus Area: Media Production
Student collaborates with adviser to design customized area of focus in media production. Coursework may include
• Media production courses at Marylhurst
Approved transfer courses from community colleges or other colleges
Approved cooperative credits earned through Northwest Film Center

Please see current Marylhurst University catalog for complete information.

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