Courses & Requirements

The moving image, media & sound 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, media & sound 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

  • Three additional 5xxx- or 8xxx-level courses, 9 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 Fall 2020

(Courses listed in bold will be tught completely online. Please contact faculty for more details regarding (non)synchronous delivery.) 

Course Name Instructor
MIMS 8001 Theories of the Moving Image Laurie Ouellette
AMES 5620 South Asian Cinema and Media Suvadip Sinha
AMES 5920 Media Theory and Fan Culture Baryon Tensor Posadas
ARTS 5770 Animation  
ARTS 5780 Advanced Super 8 and 16mm Filmmaking Kevin Obsatz
CSCL 5910 (003) Media Madness: Hysteria, Anxiety, and Contagion Maggie Hennefeld
COMM 8210 Communication as Ritual Mark Pedelty
FREN 5420 Quebecois Literature, Film, and Theatre Ioana Vartolomei Pribiag
FREN 8240 Documentary Cinema: France and Italy on Screen Lorenzo Fabbri
GER 5410 War Media Ross Etherton
GER 5630 Sex, Politics, & Comedy: Films of Ernst Lubitsch Rick McCormick
SCMC 5001 Critical Debates in the Study of Cinema and Media Culture Graeme Stout

Past courses