Minor in Cinema & Media Arts
The Cinema & Media Arts minor consists of 18 hours and requires students to enroll in a balance of film studies and film/video production classes.
The requirements are as follows:
1. CMA 105: Fundamentals of Film and Video Production
2. CMA 125: Introduction to the Study of Film
3. One course in intermediate filmmaking: CMA 175: Intermediate Filmmaking: Alternate Forms, CMA 176: Intermediate Filmmaking: The Fiction Film. Prerequisite, CMA 105
4. One course in intermediate film studies: CMA 201: Film Theory, CMA 211: Film History. Prerequisite, CMA 125
5. Two courses in CMA electives: CMA 115F: First Year Writing Seminar, CMA 227W: Screenwriting I, CMA 275W: Screenwriting II, CMA 288: Special Topics in Film
Note: Courses listed in multiple categories may only fulfill one category requirement.
Our curriculum is flexible in that our intermediate production courses will be taught under different topics. For example:
CMA 175 (Alternate Forms) may be offered as "The Cinematic Essay," or Experimental Montage," or "Non-narrative 16mm Film Production."
CMA 176 (Fiction Film) may be offered as "Comedy" or "Horror" or another genre of fiction.
Both of these courses may be taught as either a group production experience or may require students to carry out individual work. The 288s are advanced "special topics" classes in film studies (288a) and film production (288b). The Senior Seminar offers graduating majors the opportunity to undertake in-depth research and/or production projects.
Other courses related to film and media may also be counted as electives, subject to the approval of the director of Cinema & Media Arts.