Whether documentary or blockbuster feature, film has the power to do more than entertain.

Through this interdisciplinary minor, drawing courses from English, art, modern languages and theater, students will obtain a strong foundation in communication, visual language, film analysis and film production. Film minors will learn to ethically produce and consume such texts in their professional, scholarly, and personal lives, with special attention to the ways in which stories have the potential to represent multiple perspectives and to effect social change.

View the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for a Minor in Film

A minor in Film consists of six courses

  • 1. COMM1502 Introduction to Communication & Media Studies (SA) (SS)
  • 2. ART1407 Visual Language for Design and Composition (AI-A) (VCI)

3-4 Film Analysis (choose two courses)

  • ENGL2321 Love & Gender in British Literature & Film
  • ENGL2701 Literature & Film
  • ENGL3303 Images of Masculinity
  • ENGL3605 Global Literature & Film
  • ENGL3707 Film Theory
  • LANG2107 Damsels & Femmes in Film
  • LANG2417 Hispanic Culture & Language through Film (requires previous completion of LANG 2413)
  • THTR2113 Shakespeare: Study to Stage

5-6. Film Production (choose two courses)

  • ART2443 Digital Photography I
  • ART3431 Motion Graphics & Digital Animation
  • ART3531 Stories in Motion Studio
  • COMM3311 Ethics in Documentary Film
  • THTR3121 Theatrical Design & Production

This minor prepares students to create and analyze film. Students will be introduced to digital production tools and strategies and use those tools to create their own original content. In addition, the film minor introduces students to the critical analysis and close reading of filmic texts, with special attention to the ways in which stories have the potential to represent multiple perspectives and to affect social change.

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