All students pursuing an M.A. in Broadcast & Cinematic Arts must complete either a Plan B or Thesis to graduate from the program. Guidelines for the thesis (BCA 798) are available here.
Plan B Proposals:
· A formal proposal must be submitted to and
approved by the student's two-person committee before a student can enroll in BCA 730 for credit.
All Plan B proposals must also be approved by the BCA
Plan B Committee Membership (All Concentrations):
Every Plan B committee is comprised of two members, with one member serving as Chair. The
chair of the committee must be a full‐time faculty or staff member within the School of BCA. At
least one member of the committee should be regular faculty, or hold a terminal degree. The
secondary member may be from outside the School of BCA, but must hold graduate faculty
Click here to view the Plan B standards and requirements for all BCA graduate students, regardless of concentration.
Previous Research - Thesis
*these are only a sampling of the theses that have been done*
(2013) "Seeking an Alternate Understanding of the Films Labeled as Mumblecore" By: Scott German
(2011) "The Mafia Dolls" A Feminist Reading of the Narco-Novela By: Marly A. Meza
(2010) "Of Capitalists and Cannibals" A Biopoetical Approach to Mary Harron and Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho By: Nicholas P. Cavallo
(2010) "Monomyth of the Dead" A Campbellian Analysis of Zombie Horror Film By: Michael Marra
(2009) "The Journey of Michael Corleone" An Analysis of The Godfather Trilogy By: Edmund Brown
(2007) "They're All Going To Laugh At You"
A Case Study Of Three Stephen King Stories: Carrie, The Shining and The Dead Zone
By: Natalie S. Davis
(2005) "Shaken Not Stirred"
A Cultural Approach To The James Bond Phenomenon
By: Laura M. Willard
(2000) "Digital Television Diffusion"
An Analysis Of The Past To Predict The Future
By: Eric J. Palm
(1984) "Marketing College Radio"
By: John R. Henley
(1980) "A Study Of Hispanic Television Programming In Selected Markets"
By: William R. Sykes Jr.
Previous Research - Plan B
*these are only a sampling of the Plan B's that have been done*
(2013) "Examining Mobile Phone Subscriber's Willingness to Pay Emergency Alerts" By: Michael McArthur
(2013) "The Impact of Unconsciously Processed Television Advertisements" By: Kelly Armbruster
(2013) "American College Students' Viewing and Appreciation of Chinese Films" By: Zin Li
(2012) "Social Media Use and Travel Information Search Behavior" By: Yu Zhang
(2012) "Radio Programming Strategies: Do They Still Attract Young Adults?" By: David J. Benton
(2012) "Massive Perceptual Gaps: The Third-Person and First-Person Effect in Massively Multiplayer Online Games" By: Robert Vaughn
(2009) "The Recording Industry and Copyright Law: A Survey of College Students' Use and Awareness" By: Eileen LeTarte
(2007) "Recording Artists, Record Labels And The Forces In Between"
The New Game Of Music Marketing
By: Phil Sherby
(2007) "Media Inflow In Small Island States"
The Case of St. Lucia
By: Maria Albert
(2001) "Demons To Some, Angels To Others"
The Leviathanic Mythos Of Clive Barker's Hellraiser - A Mythic Analysis
By: Jeffrey S. Smith
(2000) "The Internet And Its Projected Impact On The National Football League"
By: Eric Coleman
(1998) "A Structural Analysis Of Contact
From The Feminist Perspective
By: Mary Acker