The minor in Film Studies is an interdisciplinary program that explores film as a cultural, artistic, and commercial product. Students will have the opportunity to study film principles through theory, history, and practice.

Requirements for the minor

The requirements for a minor in Film Studies are as follows:

I. Complete 21 credit hours in the following distribution:

A. FILM 1301 Introduction to Film Studies (also listed as COMM 1302)

B. One of the following eight courses:

Course ID Course Title
CHIN 3312 Chinese Cinema: a Historical and Cultural Perspective
CHIN 3313 Cities of Strangers: Trans-Cultural Chinese Cinema

FILM 3320

History of World Cinema (also listed as COMM 3320)

ML&L 3311 French Cinema
ML&L 3321 German Cinema
ML&L 3344 Russian Cinema
SPAN 3321 Spanish Cinema
SPAN 3322 Spanish American Cinema

C. Six additional hours taken from at least two departments or languages from the Study Coursework list.

D. Three hours from the Practice Coursework list.

E. Six hours of electives chosen from either the Study or Practice Coursework list.

II. Guidelines for selection of coursework:

A. At least nine hours of coursework in the Film Studies Minor must be upper division.

B. No more than nine hours of the coursework can be taken from one department to fulfill the requirements of the minor.

Film Studies Core

Study Coursework

Course ID Course Title
ARTH 3357 History of Photography
ARTH 3448 Caravaggio and Artemisia: Painting, Gender, Fiction, and Film
CHIN 3312 Chinese Cinema: a Historical and Cultural Perspective
CHIN 3313 Cities of Strangers: Trans-cultural Chinese Cinema
CLAS 3311 Ancient Worlds in Film & Television
COMM 3325 Special Topics: Film Noir
FILM 1301 Introduction to Film Studies (required; also listed as COMM 1302)

FILM 3320

History of World Cinema (also listed as COMM 3320)

HIST 3372 Black Images in Film
ML&L 3311 French Cinema
ML&L 3321 German Cinema
ML&L 3344 Russian Cinema 
MUSC 1347 Introduction to Film Music 
PHIL 3457 Philosophy of Film
PLSI 2432 Film, Literature, and Politics of the Third World
SPAN 3321 Spanish Cinema
SPAN 3322 Spanish American Cinema
RELI 3418 Religion and Film
THTR 2332 Play Structure and Analysis

 Practice Coursework

Course ID Course Title
ART 2450 Photography I
ART 3450  Photography II
ART 3452 Photography III
ART 4-50 Advanced Photography 
ART 2452  Digital Photography I
ART 4-52  Advanced Digital Photography 
ART 2380  Digital Art 
ART 3380  Advanced Digital Art 
COMM 3-40  Media Writing: Scriptwriting 
COMM 3-42  Visual Communication
COMM 3-46 Video Communication 
ENGL 2402  Fiction Writing 
THTR 1320  Introduction to Production Techniques 
THTR 1352  Acting I 
THTR 2310  Principles of Design 
THTR 2314  Principles of Stage Lighting 
THTR 2352  Acting II: Scene Study 
THTR 3340  Directing 
THTR 3360  Playwriting 

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