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.

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MIMS-Approved Courses Spring 2021

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

Course Name Instructor
MIMS 8003 Historiography of the Moving Image Graeme Stout
AMES 8920-001 & CSCL 8910-001 Archaeologies of the New Age Travis Workman and Michael Gallope
AMIN 8301 Critical Indigenous Studies Vince Diaz
AMST 8920-001 Theorizing Black Feminisms Terrion Williamson
AMST 8920-002 Black Cultural Studies Elliott Powell
ARTS 5230 Advanced Sound Art Diane Willow
ARTS 5710 Advanced Photography and Moving Image Projects Monica Moses Haller
ARTS 5750 Advanced Narrative Digital Filmmaking Rolf Belgum
ARTS 5770 Advanced Animation Hallie Bahne and Colin O'Neill
ARTS 5780 Advanced Super 8 and 16MM Filmmaking Kevin Obsatz
COMM 5110 Surveillance, Secrecy, and Rhetoric Atilla Hallsby
COMM 8210 Political Economy of Mass Media Mary Vavrus
CSCL 5305 Vision and Visuality Keya Ganguly
GER 5510 "Die Reise": Counterculture in Germany, 1968-78 (taught in German) Ross Etherton
HSCI 8950 Seminar: Science and Technology in Cultural Settings Honghong Tinn
RUS 5604 Russia at the Movies Nadya Clayton
SCAN 5604 Living Pictures: An Introduction to Nordic Cinema Ben Bigelow

Past courses