B.A. On Campus

Studies in Cinema and Media Culture

University of Minnesota

48 months
34334 USD/year
31616 USD/year
13318 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Through the interdisciplinary framework of the Studies in Cinema and Media Culture program of the University of Minnesota, students explore the sounds and images of cinema as they have changed throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Print, photography, radio, television, video, and digital media are also considered crucial to understanding the medium.


BA in Studies in Cinema & Media Culture

The Studies in Cinema and Media Culture program of the University of Minnesota examines cinema by emphasizing its location within the intricate social, historical, and cultural matrix of audiovisual forms and practices. Core courses and electives are offered not only in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature (CSCL), but also in a number of other contributing departments, including Asian languages and literatures; gender, women, and sexuality studies; art; and journalism. Although the major includes a production component, its principal focus is on cultural contexts, history, and theory.

Students in our major will:
  • Develop the ability to read the production and circulation of meaning in cinema, especially as it arises and circulates within the institutions and practices of mass culture.
  • Examine the history of cinema cultures.
  • Engage the cross-cultural and global dynamics of cinema production and reception.
  • Explore the theoretical models that have shaped thinking about the cinema and its relations to other media.

Career Exploration

In today's society, employers value flexibility, versatility, and critical thinking more than ever before. Students emerge from our undergraduate program with a number of valuable skills that can be applied to multiple academic and career paths. A bachelor's degree in CSCL or SCMC can lead to a career in advertising, film production, teaching, publishing, animation, and more. Our undergraduate program teaches students to be independent thinkers, with open minds and strong opinions that they can back up through their coursework in critical theory and cultural critique.

Graduates of our BA program go on to positions in a variety of fields, such as:
  • Marketing specialist
  • Professor
  • Casting director
  • Book reviewer
  • Events coordinator
  • Cinematographer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cinema
  • Media: Word, Image, Sound
  • Film Study
  • History of Cinema and Media Culture
  • Art of the Film
  • American Popular Culture and Politics: 1900 to 1940

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application for Admission
  • $55 U.S. nonrefundable application fee
  • Self-Reported Academic Record: High school (9th-12th grade) courses and grades
  • English proficiency test scores (Required)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34334 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34334 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    31616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31616 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13318 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13318 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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