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.

View program details

MIMS-Approved Courses Fall 2021

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

Course Name Instructor
MIMS 8001 (crosslisted with AMES 5720 - Media Ecologies) Theories of the Moving Image Palita Chunsaengchan
AMES 5720 Media Ecologies Palita Chunsaengchan
ARTH 5950  Blackness in Contemporary Art  Emily Capper
ARTS 5770 Advanced Animation Hallie Bahne and Colin O'Neill
ARTS 5780 Advanced Super 8 and 16MM Filmmaking  
COMM 5210 Critical Media Studies Mary Vavrus
CSCL 8910 Media: Technology, Material, Geopolitics Alice Lovejoy
FREN 5431 Gender and Sexuality in Francophone Literature and Cinema (taught in French) Ioana Vartolomei Pribiag
GER 8240 Cultures of Modernism Matthias Rothe
GWSS 8108 Genealogies of Feminist Theory Zenzele Isoke
HSPH 8007 Archives Benjamin Wiggins
JOUR 8990 Digital Media, Misinformation, and Trust in News Benjamin Toff

Past courses