Film and Television Studies Program Requirements

The 18-credit-hour film and television studies minor is a challenging program that takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of visual media, incorporating history, theory, and practice.

Film and Television Studies Minor

Only one course applied to a student's major may also be used to satisfy a requirement in the film and television studies minor. A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.

Requirements

Required Course - 3 credits

  • COMM/ENGL 329 - Film and Television Analysis

Storytelling and Screenwriting - 3-6 credits

Choose at least one of the following:

  • COMM 231 - Video Storytelling
  • COMM 323 - Screenwriting

History and Fundamentals - 6-9 Credits

Choose at least two of the following:

  • COMM 264 - P1 Television History
  • ENGL 268 - P1 Fundamentals of Film
  • ENGL 273 - Topics in Film and TV History

Electives (if necessary) - 0-6 credits

  • AMST 203 - P1 Hollywood Film Genres
  • AMST 204 - P1 Film, Television, and Visual Culture
  • ARTS/ENGL 263C - P1 Topics in Literature and the Arts*
  • COMM 211 - P1 Irish and Scottish Film
  • COMM 233 - Studio Production
  • COMM 261 - P1 Documentary Film
  • COMM 265 - Cable and Cutting Edge TV
  • COMM 332 - Television Production
  • COMM 361 - Documentary Production
  • COMM 431 - Filmmaking
  • ENGL 212C - P1 Shakespeare and Movies
  • POSC 122 - P1 Politics at the Movies
  • WGST 220 - Women and Film
  • WGST 258 - P1 Gender in Popular Media

Total: 18 credits

*Applicable depending on topic; consult with program director.

Note: Excluding COMM/ENGL 329, no more than three courses may come from one discipline.


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.