Film studies provides a forum for the rigorous analysis of visual, textual and verbal methods of communication. The film studies minor integrates offerings from several academic departments and programs to provide you with aesthetic, cultural and historical approaches to cinema and visual culture. You’ll learn to analyze and interpret visual images and engage with an array of cinematic works and styles from around the world and throughout the history of the medium.
Rigorous analysis of cinema
The film studies minor draws on courses from multiple departments to allow you to delve into the cultural impact of film.
The minor offers the option to apply theory to artistic practice through a course in video production. Student employment positions on campus can also be a great way to gain practical experience.
As an interdisciplinary program that examines issues through multiple lenses, our faculty comes from a variety of departments, including philosophy, English and art.
Frequently asked questions
The film studies minor draws on courses from multiple departments to allow students to delve into the cultural impact of film.
If you wish to extend your film studies minor, may consider majors that allow senior projects involving the critical study of film, such as comparative languages and linguistics (CLL) and Japanese studies.
Whether you want to pursue a career in filmmaking or just love cinema, the film studies minor can offer you a way to bring your passion into the classroom.