Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Art M.A.—with Concentration in Media Studies

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  3. An official report of scores on the Graduate Record Examination.
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
  5. A statement of purpose.
  6. A representative portfolio of creative work in one of the following formats: Web Address/URL, USB Flash Drive/Storage Device, CD, DVD, Traditional Portfolio (with physical examples of work), Writing Samples or a Significant Paper.
  7. The Media Studies Admissions Committee may require an interview.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ARTM 521Electronic Media Production I

4

Fall.
ARTM 541Media Aesthetics

4

Fall.
ARTM 542Media Culture and Theory I

4

Spring.
ARTM 543Media Culture and Theory II

4

Fall.

CHOOSE SPECIALIZATION A or B below

A. Design and Production

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ARTM 522Electronic Media Production II

4

Spring.
ARTM 523Digital Portfolio I

4

Fall.
ARTM 524Digital Portfolio II

4

Spring.
ARTM 579Media Studies Internship

1-4

As needed.
ELECTIVE ELECTIVE

3-4

Note: ARTM 579: Must be taken for 4 credits.

Note: Elective: ONE COURSE at the graduate level in art, communication, computer science, English, film studies, philosophy, or theatre; or consent of director of media studies.

B. Critical Studies

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ARTM 579Media Studies Internship

1-4

As needed.
ARTM 590Directed Study in Media Studies

4

As needed.
ARTM 691Thesis in Media Studies

4

As needed.
ELECTIVE Electives

6-8

Note: ART 579: Must be taken for 4 credits.

Note: Electives: TWO COURSES at the graduate level in art, communication, computer science, English, film studies, philosophy, or theatre; or consent ofdirector of media studies.

Total Credit Hours: 34-36