Minors Snapshot - Film Studies
The minor in film studies is designed for students who wish to extend their critical understanding of visual communication and narrative form by studying how movies tell stories, convey information and influence audiences. Because the program is cross disciplinary, it examines films as both art and entertainment, bringing together the literary traditions of English and the communication perspectives of media arts and design. Together, the aim is to explore cinema's pictorial "language," investigate its commercial consequences and evaluate its impact across cultures as a medium for enacting the human story.
A total of six credit hours may be double-counted between the minor and major. More information is available from the film studies adviser of the School of Media Arts and Design or the Department of English.
Offering Academic Unit: Office of Cross Disciplinary Studies and Planning
Academic Unit Website: http://www.jmu.edu/cds/regional_area_studies
Undergraduate Catalog Website: http://www.jmu.edu/catalog/12/programs/crossdisciplinary/filmstudies.html