The Minor in Film and Media Studies is designed for the student who is majoring in another field, but wishes to do some concentrated work in film and media.  The minor is a planned, interdisciplinary sequence of six courses (18 credits) that provides the student with a broad introduction to the field of film studies.

When one earns a Minor in Film and Media Studies it is recorded on the student's transcript. Specific guidelines and distributional requirements for the program are listed below.


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The Minor in Film and Media Studies requires 18 credits to be distributed as follows:

  1. Two Required Courses (6 credits):
    • World Film History (3 credits)—ENGFLM 0540 or HA&A 0820
    • Film Analysis (3 credits)—ENGFLM 0530 or HA&A 0801
  2. Four Film and Media Studies Electives (12 credits)
    • These courses must be taken from at least two of the three categories listed.
    • No more than two courses can be taken from Category III (Film/Photography/Video Production)

Additional Conditions/Requirements for the Minor

  • S/N may be used for only one minor course except for Film Analysis and World Film History, which shall be assigned letter grades only.
  • A 2.00 QPA will be required for courses applying to the minor. More than 50 percent of the courses must be taken at Pitt. Courses taken at other schools must be approved by the Film Studies Program.
  • Each term, in addition to meeting with their major advisors, Film and Media Studies students pursuing the minor should meet with their film and media studies advisors as well checking their progress through the curriculum.


Students wishing to work toward a Minor in Film and Media Studies should register with the English/Film Studies Advising Office.