Media Studies Concentration
The department offers a concentration in Media Studies for students completing an MA or PhD in Cultural Studies. If you have not declared your concentration, please fill out the "Change of degree or field"form and submit to the department chair.
Required courses for both the MA and Ph.D:
Introduction to Cultural Studies I and II (8 units)
An approved Methods course (4 units)
Two Approved Media Studies Seminars (8 units)
Two of the required classes for the concentration will be hybrid graduate/undergraduate classes taught by the IMS faculty at the Claremont Colleges. Two other required classes will be offered by the Cultural Studies department at CGU. Except for students with extensive experience in the media industry, the classes must include a four unit internship.
For a list of approved graduate/under-graduate courses that are regularly offered that count towards the media studies course requirements, go to: approved courses
Other Requirements for the MA:
A Research Tool: An approved research methods course or approved equivalent. (e.g. foreign language). Students must receive a B+ or better in an approved methods course to satisfy the research tool requirement. Please ensure that upon successful completion of the course you initiate the processing of the Research Tool Form.
A final research paper or equivalent
Masters students will also be required to produce either a paper of publishable quality or an equivalent form of cultural production that includes an analytic component (e.g., performance and interpretation, exhibit or analysis).
Optional: Internship (4 units)
One of three fields for the qualifying exams will be in media studies (this in lieu of the MA final research paper).
Additional Requirements for the Ph.D.
See requirements for the Ph.D program in Cultural Studies.