In today's dynamic, 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.

This highly flexible minor allows you to design a program that supports your career goals by choosing the media, film and journalism courses that fit your specific interests. 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.

What Sets Us Apart

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    An emphasis on multicultural and global communication and a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice

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    Internationally recognized professors, dedicated to student success, who bring a wealth of expertise in corporate, nonprofit, health and political communication

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    Small classes that balance theoretical concepts with experiential learning and give you the personal attention and support you need to learn and thrive

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    An outstanding internship program and an extensive professional network of business, nonprofit and government partners in Colorado and beyond

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    Multiple opportunities for engagement beyond the classroom including exciting internships; the student-run podcast, PioCast; the student-run newspaper, The Clarion; and Project DU F.I.L.M., a partnership between students, faculty and alumni

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    The ability to double major and design your own path based on your unique passions and career goals

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Degree Requirements

  • To minor in Media, Film & Journalism Studies, students will need to complete 20 credit hours.
  • These include eight credits from foundational courses and 12 elective credits

See the DU Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on courses and degree requirements. Please note, the MFJS minor information is located at the very bottom of the page.

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Prepare for your future with the media, film and journalism skills you need to succeed.

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