2020-2021 Catalogue

Media Arts and Society

Grounded in the discipline of English with a cultural studies approach, the Media Arts and Society LSM aims to engage students in critical discourse about the uses and effects of modern media, increase knowledge about media technology, and encourage creative thinking through the use of such media. This concentration has a “hands on” component in which students work directly with video, graphic design, digital photography and sound design in creative ways to produce projects in a variety of media formats.  

The LSM consists of eight courses and a culminating project (LSM 450). Students can apply no more than two business courses and no more than two non-Bentley courses to the major. Up to two AP or IB courses can be applied to the major. Not all LSM concentrations can be paired with all business majors. See the major/minor exclusions list for more information.

Requirements 

Course Title Credits
Select one course from the media production list3
Select one or two course from the Business Department courses related to media 3 to 6
Select five or six courses from the electives list15 to 18
LSM 450LSM - Culminating Experience0

Media Production Course List

Course Title Credits
Select one of the following courses in media production:3
Introduction to Media Production
Digital Photography
Video Production
Selected Topics in Advanced Production
Audio Production and Sound Design
Documentary Production
Animation Production and Motion Design
Directing

Business Department Courses Related to Media 

Course Title Credits
Select one or two of the following courses related to media from a Business Department: 3 to 6
The World Wide Web
Fundamentals of Visual Communication
Advanced Visual Communication
Web Design I: Information Design, Principles and Practices
Media Law
Advertising

Electives Course List

Course Title Credits
Select five or six electives: 15 to 18
Introduction to Media Theory
Introduction to Media Production
Digital Photography
Video Production
Global Media Industries
The Television Industry
Selected Topics in Media Studies
Selected Topics in Advanced Production
Audio Production and Sound Design
Documentary Production
Animation Production and Motion Design
Producing Media: Industry Perspectives
Creative Industries
Media Industry Convergence
The Music Industry
The Video Game Industry
Internship in Media and Culture
Introduction to Cinema Studies
Selected Topics in Cinema Studies
Great Directors
Genre Studies
Women and Film
International Cinema
Hollywood Genres: Classical Forms and Contemporary Re-Inventions
The Male Image in American Film
Wonder Women
Youth Culture in International Cinema
Money, Power, Communication
Mass Communication
Writing and Design for Multimedia
Special Topics in Language Studies and Communication
Introduction to Film, Literature and Media
Introduction to Cultural Studies
Expository Writing II: Advanced Inquiry in Writing 1
Media and Politics
Latin American Cinema
Human Rights in Global Media
Arts and Society
Fashion Film and Food in South Asia
America and Its Arts
Sex, Gender, and Power
Sex and American Culture
Creative Writing: Drama/Screen Writing
Graphic Novel
Shakespeare I
American Icons
Sexual Identity and Culture
Transgender Literature
Money, Love, and Death: Colonialism in Literature and Culture
Sitcom Nation: The American Family in Fiction and Film
Selected Topics in Literary Form 1
Selected Topics in World Literature 1
Selected Topics in African American Literary and Cultural Studies 1
Selected Topics in American Literature 1
Selected Topics in British Literature 1
Selected Topics in Cultural Studies 1
The Mathematics of Computer Graphics
French for Cinema
Light and Color
Media, Culture and Society
Film and Society
Courses from Business Departments (LSMs may use no more than two business department courses):
Fundamentals of Visual Communication
Advanced Visual Communication
Web Design I: Information Design, Principles and Practices
Web Design II: Information Architecture and Site Management
Media Law
Sports Law
Consumer Behavior
Promotional Strategy
Advertising
Digital Marketing
The World Wide Web