Film and Media Studies Major
The following are required courses for the Film and Media Studies Major:
- Film 220 Introduction to Film Studies – Offered every fall 3 credits
*This course will not be offered in Fall 2020 due to a faculty leave. It will be taught in Spring 2021 and back to the regular schedule in Fall 2021.
One of the following two courses:
- Film 225 Making Movies offered every semester 3 credits
- Film 352 Introduction to Screenwriting offered every semester 3 credits
- Film 330 History of American Cinema – Offered every spring 3 credits
- Film 340 History of World Cinema – Offered every fall 3 credits
- Film 350 History of Electronic Media – Offered every spring 3 credits
- Film 420 Film Theory – Offered every spring 3 credits
In addition to these required courses, students must take twelve credits in advanced electives (300 or higher). All students must take one three-credit elective that focuses on a national cinema other than the United States. Additionally, all students who sign up for the major in fall 2012 or after must take one three-credit critical studies elective at the 400-level or above (Students are allowed to count a 400-level national cinema course toward both of these elective requirements should such courses be offered; however, this does not reduce the required number of credit hours required in electives). Electives in critical studies may be drawn from courses on individual directors, genre study, limited historical periods, study of individual crafts, such as acting, and so on. Students with an interest in production may count two production and/or screenwriting courses towards the major within these twelve elective hours.