Deepen your major with a film studies minor.

No matter your major, a minor in film studies adds depth, understanding and practical skills to your Pacific education. You’ll explore the study and creation of film and television with this minor, ultimately giving you the ability to achieve your goals as a creator, producer or academic.

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Student-Centered Experiences

The film studies minor provides a foundation of education that will allow you to create, direct, produce or study films. You’ll receive the hands-on training necessary to achieve your goals all while working with a close-knit community of film students.

Film Festival Opportunities

Students studying film at Pacific can attend film festivals as part of their undergraduate program. These first-hand experiences provide insight into the business and promotional side of the film industry. In the past, Pacific has paid for students to go to Mammoth Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival.

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Janet Leigh Theater
On-Campus Movie Theater

Whether you’re watching a movie or premiering your own short film during a student film festival, Pacific’s Janet Leigh Theatre is a hub of cinematic activity. It’s also the only movie theater in San Joaquin County that shows independent films.

"When I see people watching my films, it’s the best feeling in the world." – Jess Hess `19

Jorge Ramirez-Martinez ’08
Success After Pacific

Confidence, enthusiasm and ambition are key reasons that Jorge Ramirez-Martinez ’08, a Pacific triple major, landed a screen writing role for the popular Netflix show  “Selena: The Series.”

Jamie Lee Curtis and Jorge Ramirez Martinez

Minor Requirements

ENGL 031: Aesthetics of Film (4 units)

Four film studies electives (16 units)

Film studies is a flexible program that gives you the freedom and flexibility to fit the minor alongside your major. Fine tune the film studies minor by taking electives in the areas of:  

  • Film history 
  • Screenwriting 
  • Film production 
  • Postproduction  
  • Business of film

Learning Objectives

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  • Analyze films and write about them critically 
  • Create films using the skills acquired in the production and theory courses 
  • Operate a variety of film technology including camera, editing equipment, lighting and audio equipment  
  • Collaborate on developing, producing and exhibiting films 
  • Understand the business of producing and distributing films 
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Degrees Offered

Film Studies Minor
Filmed on campus
Filmed on campus

Heralded for its New England charm and often cited as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country, Pacific has served as the idyllic setting in film classics and Hollywood blockbusters since the 1940s.

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