Minor in Film Studies
The film 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. FILM 105: Fundamentals of Film and Video Production
2. FILM 125: Introduction to the Study of Film
3. One course in intermediate filmmaking: FILM 175: Intermediate Filmmaking: Alternate Forms, FILM 176: Intermediate Filmmaking: The Fiction Film. Prerequisite, FILM 105
4. One course in intermediate film studies: FILM 201: Film Theory, FILM 211: Film History. Prerequisite, FILM 125
5. Two courses in Film Studies electives: FILM 115F: First Year Writing Seminar, FILM 227W: Screenwriting I, FILM 275W: Screenwriting II, FILM 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:
Film 175 (Alternate Forms) may be offered as "The Cinematic Essay," or Experimental Montage," or "Non-narrative 16mm Film Production."
Film 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 Film Studies.