Required Coursework

Film and Media Studies courses are offered by several departments. Choose “Film Studies” in the “School of Arts and Sciences” dropdown menu on the course descriptions page to view currently offered courses. Search courses.

Required Courses

Core Required Courses for Film and Media Studies Majors

  • World Film History—ENGFLM 0540 or HA&A 0820
  • Film Analysis—ENGFLM 0530 or HA&A 0801
  • Advanced Seminar in Film Studies—ENGFLM 1920

One Production Course:

  • 35mm Photography and Darkroom (formerly Black and White Photography 1) —FILMST 0200
  • Filmmaking 1: Fundamentals (formerly Motion Picture Fundamentals) —FILMST 0001
  • Filmmaking: Production and Criticism ENGFLM 0590
  • (Prior to 2018 Introduction to Digital Editing—FILMST 0400)
  • Composing Digital Media ENGCMP 0610

Core Requirements for Film and Media Studies Minor

  • World Film History—ENGFLM 0540 or HA&A 0820
  • Film Analysis—ENGFLM 0530 or HA&A 0801

Elective Courses

Film and Media Studies courses are offered through a variety of departments. All listed courses can be used to fulfill the requirements for the major or the minor. Courses are divided into three categories relating to distributional requirements.
 

Category I: National Cinemas and Filmmakers

  • CHIN 0082 Hong Kong Cinema
  • CHIN 1059 Adapted for the Screen: Chinese Literature and Film
  • CHIN 1065 Sources on East Asia: Chinese New Wave Cinema
  • CHIN 1084 Masterpieces in Chinese Lit & Film
  • CHIN 1085 and JPNSE 1085 Introduction to East Asian Cinema
  • CHIN 1088 New Chinese Cinema
  • CHIN 1089 The World of China: Chinese National Cinema
  • ENGFLM 1190 British Film
  • ENGFLM 1226 Eastern European Communism at the Movies
  • ENGFLM 1290 History of American Film I
  • ENGFLM 1291 History of American Film II
  • ENGFLM 1390 Contemporary Film
  • ENGFLM 1410 Bollywood and Indian Cinema
  • ENGFLM 1420 Transnational East Asian Cinemas
  • ENGFLM 1470 and HA&A 1840 Film Directors (May be taken more than once if topic and course title change.)
  • ENGFLM 1471 Orson Welles
  • ENGFLM 1472 Hitchcock's Films
  • ENGFLM 1476 The Films of Stanley Kubrick
  • ENGFLM 1495 City Symphony
  • ENGFLM 1670 Global Anime
  • FR 0085 French Film: 1930-1960
  • GER 1380 New German Cinema
  • HA&A 1805 Early French Film
  • HA&A 1806 American Independent Film
  • HIST 1226 Eastern European Communism at the Movies
  • ITAL 0086 Italian Cinema
  • ITAL 1089 Special Topics: Italian Cinema
  • ITAL 0088 Italian America on Screen
  • JPNSE 1057 Japanese Culture and Society through Cinema
  • POLISH 0870/0873 Contemporary Polish Cinema
  • POLISH 0871 Contemporary Polish Cinema: Wajda
  • POLISH 0872 Contemporary Polish Cinema: Kieslowski
  • RUSS 0870 History of Russian Film I: Beginnings to Stalin
  • RUSS 0871 History of Russian Film II: Stalin to Present
  • RUSS 1771 History of Soviet Cinema
  • SLAV 1220 The Holocaust in E. European Film and Literature
  • SLOVAK 0890 Slovak, Czech and Central European Film
  • SLOVAK 1770 Czech and Slovak Cinema
  • SPAN 1404 U.S. Latino Film
  • SPAN 1407 Latin American Film
  • SPAN 1603 Peninsular Film
  • SPAN 1700 Comparative Hispanic Topics
  • SPAN 1707 Hispanic Film
 

Category II: Themes, Genres, and Theory

  • AFRCNA 0088 Contemporary Africana Films
  • ENGFLM 0520 and HA&A 1157 Film Theory
  • ENGFLM 0532 Introduction to Film Genres
  • ENGFLM 0570 Introduction to New Media
  • ENGFLM 1293 American Photography/American Culture
  • ENGFLM 1391 Topics in Contemporary Cinema
  • ENGFLM 1479 Children and Media
  • ENGFLM 1480 Topics in Film (Students may enroll for courses under this number more than once, as topic changes.)
  • ENGFLM 1481 Youth Film
  • ENGFLM 1482 The Star System and the Movies
  • ENGFLM 1483 Film Sound
  • ENGFLM 1485 Film and Politics
  • ENGFLM 1486 Photography & Its Social and Political Context
  • ENGFLM 1487 Film Censorship and American Culture
  • ENGFLM 1490 Political Media
  • ENGFLM 1493 City Made Strange
  • ENGFLM 1585 Cinema and Revolution
  • ENGFLM 1610 Topics in Genre
  • ENGFLM 1613 Topics in Film Genre and Theme
  • ENGFLM 1615 The War Film
  • ENGFLM 1680 Animation
  • ENGFLM 1681 Film Comedy
  • ENGFLM 1682 Photographers and Phtography since WWII
  • ENGFLM 1683 & HA&A 1820 Documentary Film
  • ENGFLM 1685 Film Musical
  • ENGFLM 1688 Film Western
  • ENGFLM 1692 Film Melodrama
  • ENGFLM 1695 Horror Film
  • ENGFLM 1696 Film Noir
  • ENGFLM 1699 Science Fiction Film
  • ENGFLM 1703 Gender and Film (previously Women and Film)
  • ENGFLM 1752 Television Analysis
  • ENGFLM 1760 Cinema and Video Games
  • ENGFLM 1790 Film and Literature
  • ENGWRT 0560 Screenwriting and the Narrative
  • GER 1384 Fascism and Film
  • HA&A 0470 Photography and Art
  • HA&A 0810 Experimental Cinema
  • HA&A 1157 & ENGFLM 1015 Film Theory
  • HA&A 1806 American Independent Film
  • HA&A 1810 Experimental Video
  • ITAL 1069 Literature into Film in the Italian Tradition
  • JPNSE 1057 Japanese Film as Literature
  • JPNSE 1058 Westerns and Samurai Films
  • JPNSE 1059 Japanese Society and Culture through Cinema
  • THEA 1373 Design for Film
 
 

Category III: Film/Photo/Video Production

  • ENGFLM 0585 Technologies of the Body
  • ENGFLM 0590 Filmmaking: Production and Criticism
  • ENGFLM 1497 Urban Scavenger
  • ENGFLM 1671 Making the Documentary
  • ENGFLM 1684 Mockumentary: Production and Criticism
  • ENGFLM 1750 Creative Production Workshop
  • ENGFLM 1930 Internship - ONLY ONE internship can be counted as part of the major.
  • FILMST 0001 Filmmaking 1 (formerly Motion Picture Fundamentals)
  • FILMST 0245 Photo-editing 1
  • FILMST 0500 Super 8 and 16mm Film Production (Formerly Film Production I)
  • FILMST 1500 Film Production II
  • FILMST 0120 Photography 1 (formerly Basic Digital Photography)
  • FILMST 0121 Animation 1 (formerly Animation Production)
  • FILMST 0130 3-D Computer Animation
  • FILMST 0151 Web Design 1 (formerly Introduction to Web Design)
  • FILMST 0200 35mm Photography and Darkroom (formerly Black and White Photography 1)
  • FILMST 0201 Medium Format Photography (formerly B & W Photo 2)
  • FILMST 1200 B & W Photo 3
  • FILMST 0220 Color Photography 1
  • FILMST 0221 Photography 2
  • FILMST 1210 Color Photography 2
  • FILMST 0225 Studio Lighting Techniques
  • FILMST 0230 Non-Silver Printing 1
  • FILMST 1225 Non-Silver Printing 2
  • FILMST 0235 Documentary Photography
  • FILMST 0245 Photgraphic Editing Workflow, previously titled: Photoshop Foundations
  • FILMST 0400 Post-production 1 (formerly Introduction to Digital Editing)
  • FILMST 0410 Photography 3 (Formerly Advanced Digital Photography)
  • FILMST 0420 Post-production 2 (formerly Advanced Digital Editing Techniques)
  • FILMST 0601 Filmmaking 2 (formerly Video Production I)
  • FILMST 1600 Filmmaking 3 (formerly Video Production II)
  • FILMST 0610 Digital Effects 1 (formerly Digital Effects and Compositing)
  • FILMST 1120 Directing Actors
  • FILMST 1130 Directing Motion Pictures (formerly Technical Directing)
  • FILMST 1132 Elements of Screenwriting (formerly Intro to Screenwriting)
  • FILMST 1133 Developing the Feature Script (formerly Script Development)
  • FILMST 1134 Filmmaking 4: Capstone (formerly Writing and Producing the Short Script)
  • FILMST 1140 Acting for the Camera
  • FILMST 1141 Acting for the Camera: Advanced Techniques
  • FILMST 1145 Sound for Motion Pictures (formerly Sound for Film and Video)
  • FILMST 1156 Cinematography
  • FILMST 1580 Electronic Cinematography
  • FILMST 1157 Lighting for Motion Pictures (formerly Lighting for Film and Video)
  • FILMST 1160 Crew Production Workshop
  • FILMST 1170 Digital Non-Linear Editing
  • FILMST 1550 Film Thesis I
  • FILMST 1575 Film Thesis II
  • FILMST 1600 Filmmaking 3
  • FILMST 1650 Video Thesis I
  • FILMST 1675 Video Thesis II
  • FILMST 1201 View Camera Techniques
  • FILMST 1220 The Zone System
  • FILMST 1230 Experimental Darkroom
  • FILMST 1235 Experimental Camera
  • FILMST 1900 Internship in Film
  • FILMST 1901 Independent Study in Film
  • FILMST 1910 Internship in Photography
  • FILMST 1911 Independent Study in Photography
  • FILMST 1920 Internship in Video
  • FILMST 1921 Independent Study in Video