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, new media as well as in film and video production, animation, video game design, and screenwriting.
- FILM 1, FILM 2 and FILM 3 are the department's introductory courses. Either one can fulfill the prerequisite 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, 49 and 51 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; FILM 2: Introduction to Television; FILM 3: Introduction to Digital Arts and Culture. One of these is offered fall term. Each fulfills 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. These courses are open to all students, but some require instructor permission to register.
- FILM 41 through 49 are topic-oriented and can usually be taken by students with little or no background.
Current Enrollments, Class Size, and Distributives
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