The minor is a part of Cross Disciplinary Programs.
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.
The minimum requirement for a minor in film studies is 18 credit hours. More information is available from the film studies adviser of the School of Media Arts and Design or the Department of English.