Film and Media Studies
Basic Structure of the Department
- The Film and Media Studies department offers a major, a modified major and a minor. The department offers a wide range of courses in the theory, history, and criticism of film, television and new media, as well as a number of courses in film and video production and screenwriting.
- FILM 1 is the department's introductory course, and is a requirement for the major and minor.
- FILM 20 through 23 are film history courses.
- FILM 30 through 39 are production courses.
- FILM 44, 45 and 46 are television studies courses. Other courses in the 40s focus on topics in Film Studies (genres, national cinemas, etc.)
- FILM 48 and 49 are digital media courses.
Courses for the Student Who Wants to Explore or Pursue Film and Media Studies
- FILM 1: Introduction to Film: From Script to Screen, offered fall term, is a prerequisite for both the major and the minor.
- FILM 20: Film History 1 (Silent to Sound), offered fall term, is also prerequisite for the major.
- FILM 30, 31, 33, 35 and 36 are introductory production courses. Anyone may take them but registration is always determined by the instructor on the first day of classes.
- FILM 41 through 49 are topic-oriented and can usually be taken by students with little or no background (students are encouraged to contact listed faculty members if they have concerns about level and background needed for one of these courses).
Current Enrollments, Class Size, and Distributives
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