Film and Media Studies

Students who minor in Film and Media Studies learn about the history of the film industry and the achievements of film as the most popular art form of the modern era. Students analyze films and work of some of the worlds greatest directors, including foreign movies, silent films, recent releases, documentaries, and animation. Students learn to appreciate the industry's value as a window on society, revealing the zeitgeist of a period, the obsessions and interests of people at a particular place and time. Film study is valuable for all majors; it is an important part of the intellectual life of people in both the arts and business.

Coordinator: Dahlia Schweitzer 

Requirements

FI 111 Introduction to Film

Complete four of the following courses.

Course Credits
FI 200/SS 202 Bollywood and the Making of India   
FI 201 PRINCIPLES OF COSTUME FOR FILMMAKERS   
FI 202/MC 201 MAFIA MOVIES   
FI 203 AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CULTURE   
FI 204/EN 230 MARTIAL ARTS CINEMA AND ITS GLOBAL IMPACT   
FI 206 MEXICAN CINEMA: BETWEEN THE NATIONAL AND THE GLOBAL   
FI 207/MC 207 DEVOURING THE SCREEN: FOOD IN FILM   
FI 208 FILM GENRES: ZOMBIES, VIRUSES, AND THE END OF THE WORLD   
FI 209 HISTORY OF AMERICAN TELEVISION   
FI 210 FILM GENRES: CULT CINEMA   
FI 220 THE WRITER'S ROOM...   
FI 221 HISTORY OF FILM, BEGINNINGS TO 1959   
FI 222 HISTORY OF FILM II: 1960 TO THE PRESENT   
FI 223 WOMEN MAKE MOVIES: A HISTORY OF WOMEN'S FILMMAKING   
FI 224/HA 217 HISTORY OF AVANT-GARDE FILM   
FI 225/SP 261/MC 261 LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA AND RESISTANCE   
FI 231 HISTORY OF DOCUMENTARY FILM   
FI 234/HA 251 FILM GENRES: HORROR   
FI 241/HA 252 HISTORY OF RUSSIAN AND SOVIET FILM   
FI 242/HA 315 ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM   
FI 243 TELEVISION GENRES   
FI 244/EN 257 MAJOR MOVEMENTS IN CHINESE, JAPANESE AND KOREAN FILM   
FI 245/EN 281 CHINESE CINEMA   
FI 246/MC 251 ITALIAN CINEMA   
FI 256/EN 266 SCREENWRITING I   
FI 262/HA 347 COSTUME AND FASHION IN FILM   
FI 271 FANS AND FANDOM IN THE INTERNET AGE   
FI 272 INTRO TO TELEVISION STUDIES   
FI 273 THE OTHER HOLLYWOOD: FILM IN NEW YORK   
FI 300 DIGITAL STORYTELLING: CREATING A WEB SERIES   
FI 320 MAJOR DIRECTORS: FEDERICO FELLINI   
FI 322 MAJOR DIRECTORS: ALFRED HITCHCOCK   
FI 323 SEXUALITY IN CINEMA   
FI 324 FILM GENRES: ROMANTIC COMEDY   
FI 325 GREAT DIRECTORS: AKIRA KUROSAWA   
FI 326 MAJOR DIRECTORS: CHARLIE CHAPLIN AND FRANK CAPRA   
FI 331 FILM GENRES: CRIME STORIES   
FI 332 FILM GENRES: SCIENCE FICTION   
FI 333 FILM GENRES: ANIMATION   
FI 334 FILM GENRES: FILMS ON THE SUPERNATURAL   
FI 335/MC 331 FILM GENRES: MELODRAMA   
FI 341 FRENCH CINEMA   
FI 342 CONTEMPORARY KOREAN CINEMA   
FI 343/EN 382 CONTEMPORARY CHINESE CINEMA (HONORS)   
FI 356/EN 366 SCREENWRITING II   
FI 400 SCREENWRITING III   
FX 205 PRODUCING FOR FILM   
FX 226 DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION: STREETS OF NYC   
FX 319 SOUND DESIGN FOR FILM   
FX 327 POST PRODUCTION DIGITAL FX   
FX 328 DIRECTING THE ACTOR   
HI 207 HOLLYWOOD: A HISTORY   
MC 205 MEXICAN CINEMA: BETWEEN THE NATIONAL AND THE GLOBAL  
MC/FI 211 Inventing Places: Spatial Myths In Brazilian Cinema  

Please check the Undergraduate Catalog for course descriptions and any prerequisite information.