The Minor in Film Studies is designed for students who are majoring in another field, but wish to do some concentrated work in film studies. The 18-credit (6 courses) program provides students with a broad introduction to the field of film studies, including film history, genre, international cinema, and the creative process of filmmaking.
Point of Pride
Students explore the cinematic art from East and West, mainstream and Independent, classic and contemporary, write critical reviews as professional critics, and have opportunities to experience and participate in the creative process of filmmaking.
Why study Film Studies?
Film Studies encourages students to discover and examine film as an artistic and creative cultural artifact. The minor complements many areas of study, especially those majors which emphasize critical thinking and media and cultural studies. This program prepares students with fundamental knowledge to enter careers in the media, cultural and creative industries or to pursue film or visual cultural studies at a graduate level.
Applications for the Film Studies Minor are always being accepted. It is recommended that students apply for the minor no later than the first semester of their junior year.