New Film and Media Major/Minor

The Department of Film and Media Studies is pleased to announce our new major and minor, which will be implemented in the Fall of 2020. They will combine the existing film studies and media studies majors and minors into one major and one minor, called film and media.

The design of the major and minor offers a robust core curriculum in the history, theory and practice of the most essential still and moving image forms of the 20th and 21st century, while also offering students the flexibility to choose classes suited to their specific areas of interest.

Film and Media Major

Students are required to take 11 classes. Only 2 classes taken outside of the department may count toward the major requirements.

FILM 101: Introduction to Film (previously FILM 270: Introduction to Film)

FILM 102: Introduction to TV & Digital Media (new class as of Fall 2020)

2 Courses in Film and Media History

  • FILM 201: Film History I, (previously Film History to 1954)
  • FILM 202: Film History II*, (previously Film History since 1954)
  • FILM 203: American Television History
  • FILM 204: Documentary Film and Media History
  • FILM 205: History of Photography

* You must take FILM 201 before FILM 202

1 Course in Film and Media Theory

  • FILM 301: Film Theory
  • FILM 302: Digital Media Theory

1 Course in Media Making

  • FILM 106: Photography I
  • FILM 107: Introduction to Digital Video
  • 378RW: Screenwriting
  • Other options TBA

5 Electives

  • 1 “Alternative Perspectives” class that focuses on non-US media OR race, gender and ethnicity in media**
  • 1 400-level class
  • 3 additional electives

**The 400-level and Alternative Perspectives requirements cannot be fulfilled by the same class.

Film and Media Minor

Students are required to take 7 classes.

FILM 101: Introduction to Film (previously FILM 270: Introduction to Film)

FILM 102: Introduction to TV & Digital Media (new class as of Fall 2020)

1 Course in Film and Media History

  • FILM 201: Film History I, (previously Film History to 1954)
  • FILM 202: Film History II*, (previously Film History since 1954)
  • FILM 203: American Television History
  • FILM 204: Documentary Film and Media History
  • FILM 205: History of Photography

* You must take FILM 201 before FILM 202

1 Course in Film and Media Theory

  • FILM 301: Film Theory
  • FILM 302: Digital Media Theory

3 Electives

1 “Alternative Perspectives” class that focuses on non-US media OR race, gender and ethnicity in media***

1 400-level class

1 additional elective