Entertainment and Technology

The entertainment and technology concentration is for students who have completed a course of study that includes 18 credit hours of entertainment and technology history, theory and convergence. It certifies the student has had the training to analyze industry changes through time, to identify current industry trends and to develop likely entertainment and technology models and scenarios for the future.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • Course substitutions may be approved by an academic advisor in the Department of English.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A minimum 6 upper division hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Core 6 Hours

FMS 100 Introduction to Film, HU (3) (Required)

FMS 110 Introduction to New Media, L or HU (3)

FMS 200 Film History (L or HU) & H (3)


Upper Division 12 Hours Required

FMS 302 U.S. Media Now (3) (Prerequisites: FMS 100, ENG 101 and 102)

FMS 340 Contemporary American Film and Popular Culture, HU (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better; FMS 100 with C or better)

FMS 351 Emerging Digital Media (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better)

FMS 461 Film Theory and Criticism, HU (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better; FMS 100 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only FMS 461 or SLC 440)

FMS 482 Techno-Entertainment Convergences (3) (Prerequisites; BA Film and Media Studies major or minor or BIS Film and Media Studies concentration; ENG 102 (or ENG 105 or 108) with C or better; FMS 100 with C or better)


All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.









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