Film and Media Arts Minor

The film and media arts minor requires a minimum of 24 credit hours. Students choose an emphasis on production or cinema studies after completing the foundation coursework. Communication and advertising and public relations majors must complete all requirements in the minor, with at least 4 credit hours of courses that meet requirements beyond the courses for their major.

Degree Requirements

Foundation (12 credit hours):

COM 226Introduction to Scriptwriting for Motion Pictures and Television

4

COM 241Introduction to Sound, Image and Motion

4

Total Credit Hours:8

And one of the following courses:
COM 260American Cinema

4

COM 261World Cinema

4

Total Credit Hours:4

And 12 credit hours from either focus area listed below (Production or Cinema Studies).

Production (12 credit hours):

One of the following courses:
COM 312Narrative Production

4

COM 313Documentary Production

4

COM 314Experimental Filmmaking

4

Total Credit Hours:4

And one of the following courses:
COM 331The Creative Triangle

4

COM 342Producing for Motion Picture and Digital Media

4

Total Credit Hours:4

And the following course (in Senior year only)
COM 460Senior Seminar in Film and Digital Production

4

Total Credit Hours:4

Cinema Studies (12 credit hours)

Two of the following courses:
COM 300The Documentary Tradition

4

COM 335Survey of Independent Video and Film

4

COM 360Film Directors

4

COM 361Film Genres

4

COMH 390Ethnicity in Film and Literature (Honors)

4

COM 435Women Directors: Theory and Criticism

4

COM 445The Image and the Reality

4

COM 450Experimental Cinema: History and Theory

4

COM 455Film Theory and Criticism

4

Total Credit Hours:8

And the following (in Senior year only)
COM 465Senior Seminar in Cinema Studies

4

Total Credit Hours:4

Total Credit Hours: 24