Cinema and Media Studies, MA

The Department offers a full-time M.A. program. Comprehensive in the range of specializations, the program is intellectually dynamic and rigorous. Our M.A. program prepares students for participation in the profession as scholars and teachers of Cinema & Media Studies, or as practitioners, film artists, and media managers for a variety of industries and creative arts, broadly conceived. We are committed to an advanced humanities education to address our shared need to be able to think historically and critically about the structures, operations, ethics, aesthetics, and interactions of cinema and media. 

Our departmental ethos reflects our commitment to fostering an inclusive environment that is at once rigorous and nurturing. We expect our graduate students to be full members of the Department and encourage them to take an active role in the intellectual and social community of the University by attending colloquia, screenings, roundtables, discussions, and events in the Department as well as across campus.


Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCourse Units
CIMS 6001 Theory and Methods 1
3 additional CIMS courses 3
 Course Units4.00
3 additional CIMS courses 3
CIMS 9999 Independent Study 1
 Course Units4.00
 Total Course Units8.00

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2024 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.