Media Studies

Media studies at NIU offers a diverse range of coursework emphasizing critical, theoretical and production methods at the graduate level. Typical seminars in the curriculum examine the documentary tradition, film history and theory, narrative scriptwriting, gender in film and television, computer-mediated communication and documentary production.

Media Studies Graduate Courses

For course descriptions please go to the online graduate course catalog.

526. ADVANCED DOCUMENTARY FIELD PRODUCTION (3)

527. ADVANCED NARRATIVE PRODUCTION (3)

554. TRANSNATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA (3)

555. MEDIA LAW AND ETHICS (3)

556. HISTORY OF FILM (3)

557. THE DOCUMENTARY TRADITION (3)

559. HISTORY OF BROADCASTING (3)

562. FILM THEORY AND CRITICISM (3)

563. ADVANCED STUDIO PRODUCTION (3)

566. NARRATIVE SCRIPTWRITING (3)

569. INTERACTIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION II (3)

647. Communication Technology (3)

650. SEMINAR IN MEDIA STUDIES (3)

652. ADVANCED PROBLEMS OF MEDIA PRODUCTION (3)

655. THEORIES OF TELEVISION (3)

656. FEMINIST FILM THEORY (3)

657. DOCUMENTARY THEORY AND PRACTICE (3)

658. SEMINAR IN MEDIA CRITICISM (3)

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Kathleen Valde
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kvalde@niu.edu 

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