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

  • 8xxx Topics Course, 3 credits
    Chosen from a MIMS-approved list of courses (below) offered in a given year by film/media faculty in various departments.
  • Two 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 2017

Course Name Instructor
ARTH 5926 The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock Silberman
ARTS 5610 New Media: Making Art Interactive Willow
ARTS 5760 Experimental Film and Video Obsatz
ARTS 5770 Animation Jonakin
ARTS 5780 Advanced Super 8 and 16mm Filmmaking  Hoolihan
COMM 5211 Critical Media Studies: Theories and Methods Vavrus
COMM 5221 Media, Race, and Identity Rodman
COMM 8110 Field Methods in Communication Studies Pedelty
CSCL 5910 Sound Studies Gallope
CSDS 8910 Telephone Studies Gopinath
ENGL 8520 Modern Proximities Scandura
MIMS 8001 Theories of the Moving Image McGrath
SCAN 5670 Scandinavian Silent Movies Bigelow
SCMC 5001 Critical Debates in the Study of Cinema and Media Culture Stout

Past courses