Film Studies Requirements (BA/BS)

Film Studies prepares students for a variety of careers and further educational opportunities by providing foundational instruction in the analysis of visual narrative. Students study the medium of film in an interdisciplinary setting. They learn methods of film analysis that take into account the history and conventions of filmmaking. They learn about the social impact of film—its uses for reflecting, shaping, and critiquing culture—while improving their ability to formulate and express cogent interpretations of this important and influential medium. Students emerge with the ability to critically view, interpret, and write about films, becoming discerning analysts of national and international cinema. 

PREP - Select 0-3 Units From:0-3
VISUAL CULTURE IN AMERICA
HISTORY THROUGH FILM
INTRODUCTION TO MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART (GA)
INTRO - Select 3 Units From:3
INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA (GA)
GREAT MOMENTS IN CINEMA
CRITICAL WRITING - Select 3 Units From:3
CRITICAL WRITING IN MULTIMEDIA CONTEXTS
MEDIA CRITICISM
GENRE AND CULTURE - Select 9 Units From:9
GENDER AND FILM
FILM GENRE
LITERATURE ON FILM
STAGE PLAYS ON FILM (GH)
RACE, ETHNICITY AND FILM (DV)
SEMINAR - Select 3 Units From:3
CINEMA AUTEURS
FILM THEORY
ELECTIVES - Select 12-15 Units from the following list to reach 33 units total12-15
MEDIA CRITICISM
INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA (GA)
GREAT MOMENTS IN CINEMA
SOUND AND IMAGE: AN EXPLORATION OF SOUND FOR/WITH VISUAL MEDIA
RACE, ETHNICITY AND FILM (DV)
GENDER AND FILM
CRITICAL WRITING IN MULTIMEDIA CONTEXTS
FILM GENRE
LITERATURE ON FILM
STAGE PLAYS ON FILM (GH)
TEXT AND IMAGE
SCREENWRITING
CINEMA AUTEURS
FILM THEORY
EXCHANGE STUDY
INDEPENDENT STUDY
TOTAL UNITS33
  • NO COURSE MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT IN THE MAJOR WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FILM 350, FILM 352, FILM 354, AND FILM 483, ANY OF WHICH MAY BE REPEATED WITH A CHANGE IN TOPIC.
  • AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR.