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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.

Minor in Film and Television Studies

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 (3)

Storytelling and Screenwriting – 3–6 credits

Choose at least ONE of the following:

  • COMM 231 – Video Storytelling (3)
  • COMM 323 – Screenwriting (3)

History and Fundamentals – 6–9 Credits

Choose at least TWO of the following:

  • COMM 264 – P1 Television History (3)
  • ENGL 268 – P1 Fundamentals of Film (3)
  • ENGL 273 – Film History (3)

Electives (if necessary) – 0–6 credits

  • AMST 203 – P1 Hollywood Film Genres (3)
  • AMST 204 – P1 Film, Television, and Visual Culture (3)
  • ARTS/ENGL 263C – P1 Topics in Literature and the Arts (3)*
  • COMM 211 – P1 Irish and Scottish Film (3)
  • COMM 233 – Studio Production (3)
  • COMM 261 – P1 Documentary Film (3)
  • COMM 332 – Television Production (3)
  • COMM 361 – Documentary Production (3)
  • COMM 431 – Filmmaking (3)
  • ENGL 212C – P1 Shakespeare and Movies (3)
  • POSC 122 – P1 Politics at the Movies (3)
  • WGST 220 – Women and Film (3)
  • WGST 258 – P1 Gender in Popular Media (3)

Total: 18 credits

*Applicable depending on topic; consult with program director.

Note: Only one course applied to a student's major may also be used to satisfy a requirement in the film and television studies minor. 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.