Twin Cities Campus
Moving Image Studies Minor
Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature
College of Liberal Arts
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, 216 Pillsbury Drive S.E., 235 Nicholson Hall, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-8099)
The moving image increasingly permeates the fabric of contemporary culture and society. From cinema theaters and home televisions to installation art, portable electronic devices, medical technologies, and science laboratories, and in public spaces from airport terminals to building fašades, the moving image is nearly ubiquitous. The graduate minor in moving image studies trains students from a variety of disciplinary fields in the critical analysis of the moving image in its disparate yet interrelated forms. Drawing from the faculty's extensive research interests and expertise, the curriculum brings together discourses ranging from film theory to media studies, from the philosophy of the image to the history of technology, and beyond.
Prerequisites for Admission
Admission to the minor is by request, with the approval of the student's adviser and the DGS of the minor.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
The Ph.D. minor (minimum 15 credits) requires two core courses (6 credits): MIMS 8001 - Theories of the Moving Image (3 credits), MIMS 8003 - Historiography of the Moving Image (3 credits). The Ph.D. minor also requires three electives (minimum 9 credits): one 8xxx Topics Course (3 credits) chosen from a list of courses offered in a given year by film/media faculty in various departments and two additional 5xxx or 8xxx courses (6 credits) chosen from a list of courses offered in a given year by film/media faculty in various departments, including, as a recommended option, a production-based course. The master's minor (minimum 9 credits) requires two core courses (6 credits): MIMS 8001 - Theories of the Moving Image (3 credits), MIMS 8003 - Historiography of the Moving Image (3 credits). The master's minor also requires one additional 5xxx or 8xxx course (3 credits) chosen from a list of courses offered by film/ media faculty in various departments. Students are advised to check the program website indicated above for updated information.