Courses & Requirements

The moving image graduate minor is offered at the masters (minimum 9 credits) and doctoral (minimum 15 credits) levels. Both masters and doctoral students are required to complete two core courses (MIMS 8001 and 8003), with additional requirements as decided on an individual basis.

Admission to the moving image studies graduate minor is by request, with the approval of the director of graduate studies and the student's advisor. MIMS 8001 and 8003 are open to all graduate students enrolled at the University of Minnesota.

Core Courses

  • MIMS 8001 Theories of the Moving Image, 3 credits
  • MIMS 8003 Historiography of the Moving Image, 3 credits

Masters: Additional Requirements

  • One additional 5xxx- or 8xxx-level course, 3 credits
    Chosen from a MIMS-approved list of courses (below) offered in a given year by film/media faculty in various departments, including as a recommended option a production-based course.

Doctoral: Additional Requirements

  • 8xxx Topics Course, 3 credits
    Chosen from a MIMS-approved list of courses (below) offered in a given year by film/media faculty in various departments.
  • Two additional 5xxx- or 8xxx-level courses, 3 credits
    Chosen from a MIMS-approved list of courses (below) offered in a given year by film/media faculty in various departments, including as a recommended option a production-based course.

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MIMS-Approved Courses Spring 2016

Course Name Instructor
ARTH 5920-02 Film Noir Silberman
ARTS 5490 Super 8 Guerilla Filmmaking Hoolihan
ARTS 5620 Narrative Digital Video  Obsatz
ARTS 5640 Animation Jonakin/Dege
COMM 5221 Media, Race, and Identity Rodman
CSCL 5305 Vision and Visuality: An Intellectual History Ganguly
CSCL 5910 Sound Studies  Gallope
ENGW 5205 Screenwriting Queensen
JOUR 8003 Digital Media Issues and Theories Lewis
MIMS 8003 Historiography of the Moving Image Hennefeld
SCAN 5614 Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film Banks
SCMC 5002 Advanced Film Analysis Lekas

Past courses