Online Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Studies
Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Arts in film and media studies focuses on the critical analysis of film, television, gaming and new media. In this online film degree, you’ll explore the cultural, social and economic factors influencing the complex film and media landscape. You can expect to build talents related to criticism, advanced discussion and thoughtful consumption of media.
Next start date: 03/13/2023
Total classes: 39
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is film and media studies?
Film and media studies centers on advanced analysis of many forms of media beyond the film and television industry, including video games, social media and streaming services. This discipline focuses on building a comprehensive understanding of media and entertainment technologies through a historical, theoretical and analytical lens. Perhaps most importantly, it also explores the many ways in which film and media shape our understanding of social and cultural life.
What is an online film degree?
An online film degree teaches you how media functions as an industry and how to approach its development, production and distribution processes. This prepares you to become a critical consumer and rigorous scholar of media, both past and present.
From lectures and screenings to critical readings and online discussions, you’ll delve into the world of film, digital media, television studies, computer games and screenwriting. You’ll learn from experienced and dedicated ASU film and media studies faculty members with strong records of scholarly publication and experience in the professional entertainment industry.
What can you do with a degree in film and media studies?
This online film and media studies bachelor’s degree is ideal for students looking to build media literacy skills that can be applied to multiple industries. Graduates of the ASU film and media studies program can apply their skills in film, television, media analysis, history and writing. They can also become specialists in media policy, strategy, research, marketing, social media and branding.
Featured film and media studies courses
The ASU film and media studies curriculum includes a core set of courses that establish foundational knowledge and hone the analytic and interpretive skills needed in this field. You can customize your educational path through a wide range of electives as you progress through the program. Featured courses include:
FMS 100: Introduction to Film and Media Studies (HU)
FMS 200: Film and Media History ((L or HU) & H)
FMS 300: Television Studies (L or HU)
FMS 380: Race and Gender in U.S. Media (HU & C)
Film and media studies career options
An online film degree can open doors to a range of careers in many fields. You’ll have the talents needed to become a leader in distinct areas of media and entertainment, such as creative management, criticism, development and marketing. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
ASU film and media studies degree admission requirements
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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