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 2019

Course Name Instructor
ALL 5358/MIMS 5910 Realism, Revolution, and the Moving Image Alice Lovejoy/Jason McGrath
AMIN 5402 American Indians and the Cinema  Carter Meland
AMIN 8301 Critical Indigenous Studies Vicente Diaz
ARTH 5413 Alternative Media: Video, Performance, Digital Art Emily Capper
ARTS 5670 Interdisciplinary Media Collaborations  Diane Willow
ARTS 5750 Advanced Narrative Digital Filmmaking Rolf Belgum
ARTS 5770 Animation Hunter Jonakin
ARTS 5780 Advanced Super 8 and 16 MM Filmmaking Kevin Obsatz
COMM 8210 Political Economy of Media  Mary Vavrus
FREN 8240 Neorealism and the Nouvelle Vague Lorenzo Fabbri
MIMS 8003 Historiography of the Moving Image Emily Capper
RUSS 5900 A Survey in the History of Russian Cinema Nadya Clayton
SCMC 5002 Advanced Film Analysis Michelle Lekas

Past courses