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

  • Three 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 Fall 2019

Course Name Instructor
MIMS 8001 Theories of the Moving Image Lorenzo Fabbri
ALL 5351 Chinese New Media Jason McGrath
AMIN 8301 Critical Indigenous Studies Juliana Hu Pegues
ARTS 5620 Art + Interdisciplinary Collaboration Diane Willow
ARTS 5710 Advanced Photography Lynn Lukkas
ARTS 5750 Experimental Film and Video Lynn Lukkas
ARTS 5770 Animation Hunter Jonakin
ARTS 5780 Advanced Super 8 and 16mm Filmmaking Sam Hoolihan
CL/CSDS 8910 002 Theory on the Brink of Laughter Maggie Hennefeld
COMM 5211 Critical Media Studies: Theory and Methods Mary Vavrus
COMM 8210 Feminist Media Studies Laurie Ouellette
CSCL 5411 Avant-Garde Cinema Emily Capper
CSCL 5910 Theories of the Other: Alterity and Representation Keya Ganguly
FREN 5350 001 The Mediterranean(s) in Theory Hakim Abderrezak
SCAN 5614 Blood on the Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film Ben Bigelow
SCMC 5001 Critical Debates in the Study of Cinema and Media Culture Graeme Stout
TH 8120 Digital Performance Cultures Sonali Pahwa

Past courses