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 


Curriculum requirements can be found in the undergraduate catalog, along with course descriptions and prerequisite information.

» Curriculum Requirements for the Film and Media Studies Minor

Current curriculum requirements are intended for students declared after Fall 2022. If you have already declared your minor, please speak to your academic advisor for assistance.

New Courses Added to Minor

FI 212 – Drag and Cross-Dressing in Cinema
FI 215 – Dynamic Perspectives: Contemporary Iranian Cinema and Beyond
FI 301 – The Film Auteur