Minor: Film Studies

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Assess films, film culture and film history using film theory.
  • Specify relationships between film form and meaning using close textual analysis.
  • Analyze the relevance of global cinema history to film production.
  • Identify social, political and aesthetic elements of cinema.
  • Research and formulate theoretical questions and synthesize original scholarship in appropriate written form.
  • * Construct short films in a variety of modes possibly including narrative, documentary, animated and promotional.

The Film Studies minor emphasizes an interdisciplinary study of film and media, critical thinking, creative exploration and skill development by combining the study of film history and theory with the art and practice of filmmaking. Students may write, produce, direct and edit narrative, documentary and experimental shorts while studying histories and theories of the moving image.

Only minor courses with a grade of C- or higher will be accepted for credit in the minor.

Required Courses
FILM 230Introduction to Film Studies3
FILM 339Introduction to Film Theory3
Electives 1
Select four of the following:12
Podcast and Audio Production
Introduction to Film Studies
Introduction to Film and Video Production
Concepts of the Hero in Ancient Literature and World Cinema
Film Adaptation
German Film
Art of the Short Film
Introduction to Screenwriting
Intermediate Media Production
History Of The Film Industry
Narrative Production
Documentary Film History
Documentary Production
Topics in World Cinema
Topics in Sound & Cinema
Topics in Gender and Cinema
Advanced Screenwriting
Client-Based Media Production
Advanced Media Production
Directing Actors and Scenes
Total Credits18