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  2020-2021 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for a Minor in Film

A minor in Film consists of six courses

1-2. Foundations (two courses)

  • ENGL1502   Introduction to Communication & Media Studies
  • ART1407      Visual Language for Design and Composition

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)

  • ENGL3311  Ethics in Documentary Film
  • THTR3121  Theatrical Design & Production
  • ART2443     Digital Photography I
  • ART3431     Motion Graphics & Digital Animation
  • ART3531     Stories in Motion Studio

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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