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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.