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Film Studies
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Degree Program

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Two degree options are available to students wishing to study film.

The Major: The major in Film Studies requires students to take a minimum of 9 courses including three required core courses, plus three more cognate courses.

The Minor: A minimum of five courses (or 20 units) including the required core course ENGL 031-Aesthetics of Film.

Major Requirements
The following two courses are required for the Film Studies major:

  • ENGL 031 Aesthetics of Film 
  • ENGL 124 Film History        

Select at least two production courses from different departments:        

  • ARTS 045 Digital Photography       
  • ARTS 095 Time Based Media: Video           
  • ARTS 141 Photography II 
  • ARTS 143 Photography III
  • COMM 131 Media Production           
  • COMM 134 Documentary Film Production   
  • ENGL 115 Screenwriting   
  • ENGL 117 Film Production               
  • ENGL 197 Advanced Film Production
  • MCOM 019 Music and Computer Technology            
  • MCOM 111 Advanced Computer Music        
  • MCOM 127 Music, Sound, and Film
  • MMGT 096 Sound Recording Fundamentals               
  • THEA 031 Stage Makeup Fundamentals    
  • THEA 033 Theatrical Design Fundamentals               
  • THEA 037A Costume Construction and Technology 
  • THEA 037C Scenery               
  • THEA 071 Beginning Acting             
  • THEA 137 Lighting Technology       
  • THEA 171 Intermediate Acting      
  • THEA 193 Acting for the Camera

Select two of the following critical studies courses:        

  • ARTH 114 20th Century Art and Film           
  • ARTH 116 Contemporary World Art 1945 to Present            
  • ARTH 118 Art in the United States: 1865-1945         
  • ARTH 124 Sex, Gender and the Arts            
  • COMM 133 Documentary Film as Persuasive Communication             
  • ENGL 121 Major Filmmakers          
  • ENGL 123 Film, Literature, and the Arts     

Select two of the following international cinema courses:            

  • ASIA 120 Asian Cinemas  
  • FREN 120 Le Cinema Francais/French Cinema in English     
  • RUSS 120 Contemporary Russian Film        
  • SPAN 114 Cine hispano/Hispanic Film         

Select one of the following or an additional course from any of the above areas:              

  • ENGL 131 Shakespeare     
  • ENGL 193A Special Topics (FILM sections only)          
  • HIST 119 History Goes to Hollywood         
  • RELI 171 Religion and Cinema      

Four units of Internship/Undergraduate Research/Film Creation:            

  • FILM 195 Independent Capstone

Minor Requirements
ENGL 031  Aesthetics of Film        
Four Film Studies electives