Designed to prepare students for a career in media industries, the English Department's Media and Culture Major combines creative arts with business and information technology. The major addresses the need for creative and business professionals to gain an understanding of the past, present and future of media forms and content. Unlike media studies programs at other institutions, this program requires a business minor and culminates in a media-related internship or capstone project. Students in the major take hands-on media production courses that focus on contemporary media, as well as classes that emphasize theory, analytical thinking and critical reading skills, and the study of important literary, filmic, digital and other cultural texts in historical contexts. Multiple dimensions of creativity are emphasized, practiced, and developed to support and reinforce theoretical principles presented in academic courses. Storytelling, in all of its forms, is the central focus of our curriculum.
Media and Culture Major course requirements include: