Track II

The Track II concentration combines production courses with the critical study of the cultural role of practice. It aims to engage students in the analysis of theories of production elaborated within philosophical, artistic, and technological traditions, while encouraging them to produce works that interrogate these traditions.

College Writing Requirement

MCM concentartors must complete the College Writing Requirement by taking two writing-intenstive or WRIT courses.

11 Course Requirements:

2 core courses (chosen with the advisor to reflect the student’s production interest) 

a. MCM0150
(MCM0150 replaced MCM0110.)
Concentrators can substitute MCM0110 to fulfill the MCM0150 requirement. 

b. Introductory Practice Course (For example: MCM0710, MCM0730, MCM0750, VISA0100, VISA0110, VISA0120, MUSC0200, CSCI0150, LITR0110, LITR0210) or History of a Medium or Practice (for example: HIAA0010, TAPS0030, MUSC0010, or MUSC0040) 

1 course from list Students must complete at least one course from the following list:
MCM0220, MCM0230, MCM0240, MCM0250, MCM0260, MCM1110

3 courses numbered MCM1200 or MCM1500 At least one of these courses must be MCM1500.
4 practic courses

Practice courses must be selected in consultation with an advisor. Courses can be in any medium or combinatory sequence of media from the following departments: Modern Culture & Media, Visual Art, Music, Literary Arts, Theatre and Performance Studies, Computer Science, Engineering, supplemented by approved courses at Rhode Island School of Design and study abroad. (This list is not exhaustive.)

Track II HONOR students may substitute MCM1970 Directed Research: Modern Culture and Media for one of these "4 practice courses."

1 senior seminar MCM1700 Seminars in Production or other equivalent in production.

Double Concentrations:

Students who declare a double concentration may count up to two courses for concentration credit in MCM that are also counted towards concentration credit in another department or program.


Students who qualify for Honors in Track II are eligible to apply to do an Honors project or thesis. Students should submit a letter of intent in their 6th semester, and a formal proposal, by the first day of their 7th semester.  Applications will be screened by the MCM Honors Committee. (Application forms are available in the MCM office.) If approved, a student must then register for MCM1970 (taken in the 7th semester), a one credit course which can count towards their Focus Area requirements, and MCM1990 (taken in the 8th semester), a one-credit thesis course in which they complete the Honors project/thesis.