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 Spring 2020

Course Name Instructor
MIMS 8003 Historiography of the Moving Image Emily Capper
AFRO 8590 African Experience of Migration in Fiction & Films Njeri Githire
AMIN 8301 Critical Indigenous Studies Juliana Hu Pegues
ARTH 5413 Alternative Media: Video, Performance, Digital Art Emily Capper
ARTH 5950 Pulp Fictions Rob Silberman
ARTS 5620 Art + Interdisciplinary Collaboration Diane Willow
ARTS 5650 Advanced Sound Art Diane Willow
ARTS 5710 Advanced Photography Lynn Lukkas
ARTS 5750 Advanced Narrative Digital Filmmaking Rolf Belgum
ARTS 5770 Animation Shannon Gilley
ARTS 5780 Advanced Super 8 and 16mm Filmmaking Kevin Obsatz
COMM 5261 Political Economy of Media Culture Mary Vavrus
COMM 8210 Public Sphere Catherine Squires
GER 8240 Prose in Film & Comic Strip Adaptations  Ruediger Singer
RUSS 5604 Russia at the Movies: A Survey of the History of Russian Cinema Nadya Clayton
SCAN 5617 Scandinavian Gothic: Horror and the Uncanny in Nordic Literature and Media Ben Bigelow
SCMC 5002 Advanced Film Analysis Michelle Lekas

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