Film Studies

Made to be seen.

Combining both the production and cultural side of film, the film studies minor teaches you about the business and artistic sides of film production and gives you hands-on experience in creating visual art. This course also provides an overview of cultural and practical issues in film art.

Featured Courses

Here is a sampling of a few courses that might pique your interest.

FILM 2300 Film Genres
Students learn the theory, history and criticism of three film genres over the course of the semester by watching films in class and actively discussing/debating the unique qualities of each genre.
COMM 3300 Media Production
An introduction to digital media production for the internet, broadcast, and social media platforms. Develop the skills and techniques of storytelling, lighting, composition, audio recording and editing of image and sound.

Degree Options

Discover your degrees, minors, concentrations and certification options available for this field of study.

Minor in Film Studies
The minor in film studies involves analyzing and producing film and media. Drawing from both the analytical and practical aspects of film studies, students learn foundational approaches to the discipline.
Self-Designed Major
Design a major to best fit your personality, career goals and specific educational needs. The self-designed major is a customized major that you design, working closely with appropriate faculty. Create your own film studies major.


Our curriculum emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to any career (and therefore any Pathway), as well as scientific writing and experimentation skills that may be especially critical to students interested in any of our six Pathways tracks.

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