[MDST 251] The Video Essay

This course examines the video essay, an emerging form of digital art and academic discourse, which has lately come into its own as a powerful new mode of media expression. First and foremost, it explores ways in which the literary essay—a form that dates back centuries, if not millennia—has come to inform various cinematic and videographic impulses. It provides students an opportunity to develop skills as writers, video makers, and cultural critics.

Course Title

The Video Essay

Course Code

MDST 251



Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements



Offered every other year.


Also listed as Journalism 251 and English 224.

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