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 2017

Course Name Instructor
AMIN 5402 American Indians and the Cinema Meland/Day
ARTS 5620 Narrative Digital Video  Obsatz
ARTS 5640 Advanced Animation Jonakin
ARTS 5650 Advanced Sound Art Kaiser
COMM 5110 Special Topics in Communication: European Television Cultures, Past and Present Pajala
GER 5630 Topics in Geman Cinema: Sex, Politics, Lubitsch McCormick
MIMS 8003 Historiography of the Moving Image Hennefeld
SCMC 5002 Advanced Film Analysis Lekas

Past courses