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Media, Film & Journalism Studies

Film Studies

Undergraduate Degrees

Media, Film & Journalism Studies Minor

In today's dynamic, often virtual, communications-driven world, those working in every field increasingly need backgrounds in effective strategic communication planning, media criticism, social media management, video editing, and more. The Media, Film & Journalism Studies minor gives students in every major across the University the opportunity to hone these skills and put themselves ahead in their job search process.

Take advantage of a highly flexible minor, and design your own way through the Media, Film & Journalism Studies department by choosing the courses that fit your specific interests and goals. Learn how to better promote your work, find out how media affects your major field, and learn how to think critically about the media world we live in today.

Curriculum & Coursework Plan

Media, Film & Journalism Studies Minor Coursework Plan

Click here to see a full list of Media, Film & Journalism Studies courses and course descriptions.

Get Involved

Opportunities for involvement across DU are available to Media, Film & Journalism Studies students hoping to hone their journalism, media, and film skills outside of the classroom. Our students participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, working with classmates, faculty, and alumni to gain experience and have fun.

 Project DU F.I.L.M.

Initiated in 2015 by Professor Sheila Schroeder, Project DU F.I.L.M. (Film Initiative Linking to Mentors) aims to pair existing Film Studies and Production students with professional alumni mentors to produce, shoot, edit and distribute a short fiction film shot on location in Colorado and a behind-the-scenes documentary about the process. Their first and second films, Happy F-ing Valentine's Day and Scary Lucy have won awards at film festivals internationally. They are currently working on their third film, Hunting Season. Learn more on the Project DU F.I.L.M. webpage and Facebook page.

 

The Clarion Student Newspaper

The Clarion has been the main source of DU news for the University's campus since 1899. It is staffed entirely by DU students with the Media, Film & Journalism Studies Department's Professor Andrew Matranga as the faculty advisor. Read The Clarion

 

DU Media

The Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies is excited to announce a new outlet and learning experience for students — DU Media. DU Media is a collaborative project that brings Media, Film and Journalism Studies faculty and students together to publicize students' work and help them with experiential learning. In addition to valuable learning experience, DU Media provides students with a career-building platform for their work. DU Media features short movies, documentary films, photographs, infographics, news reports and written articles — and it plans to keep expanding.

DU Media is seeking student volunteers to pitch ideas and produce projects. Currently, the outlet is only available to MFJS students, but will expand to all DU undergraduate and graduate students as it develops. Find out more online. 

 

Other Student Organizations

DU is home to 32 club sports, 6 intramural sports, 23 Greek organizations, and 142 other clubs and organizations. Find your fit on the Student Engagement website

 

Talk to Us

Ask us Anything

We are happy to answer any questions you have. 

  • Talk to our Communications Manager, Emily Schwartz
  • Talk to our Undergraduate Program Director, Dr. Rachael Liberman

 

How to Apply


                                  Start your online application!

 More information about the admissions process and what to expect can be found on the DU Admissions website.

Application deadlines:

  • November 1st: Early Action AND Early Decision I deadline
    (Submit either the Pioneer Application or Common Application)
  • January 15th: Regular Decision AND Early Decision II deadline
    (Submit either the Pioneer Application or Common Application)
  • Applications submitted after January 15 will be considered on a case-by-case, space-available basis.

 

How to Declare a Minor

Ready to start earning your degree? Declare or change your major or minor by submitting this form to the Office of the Registrar: 

Major/Minor Change Form

 

Important Details 

Academic Calendar
  • The University of Denver operates on the quarter system, rather than the semester system. Each quarter is 10 weeks long. 
    • Fall Quarter: mid-September through mid-November
    • Winter Quarter: January through mid-March
    • Spring Quarter: mid-March through May
    • Summer Quarter: mid-June through mid-August (summer courses are offered, but not required)
  • 2019-2020 Academic Calendar (PDF)

 

Undergraduate Bulletin

The Undergraduate Bulletin serves as the governing document for University's undergraduate academic programs, courses and policies.

DU Undergraduate Bulletin