Modified Major in Film and Media Studies

Students may modify Film and Media Studies with another related discipline with the permission of the Chair of Film and Media Studies and that of the chair of the related department. Film can be either the major or the minor part of a modified major.

Film & Media Studies Modified Major Worksheet
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Two Prerequisites

1. One introductory course: FILM 1 Introduction to Film: From Script to Screen; or FILM 2 Introduction to Television; or FILM 3 Introduction to Digital Arts and Culture

2. FILM 20 Film History 1 (Silent to Sound)

Six Required Courses

1. One film or media history course from the following:

  • FILM 21 Film History II (1930-1960)
  • FILM 22 Film History III (1960-1990)
  • FILM 23 Film History IV (1990-present)
  • FILM 45 U.S. Television History
  • FILM 42's National Cinema

Students may also petition to the Chair to count specific offerings of the following topics classes for credit in this requirement:

  • FILM 41's (such as FILM 41.09 History of Animation)
  • FILM 46's  (such as FILM 46.01 TV and Histories of Gender)
  • FILM 47's (such as FILM 47.05 History of Documentary)

2. FILM 40 Theories and Methodologies of Film and Media Studies

3. One studies course from among the following:

  • FILM 41's Genre
  • FILM 42's National Cinema
  • FILM 43's Film Creator
  • FILM 44's Theory Meets Practice
  • FILM 45 U.S. Television History
  • FILM 46's Topics in Television
  • FILM 47's Topics in Film
  • FILM 48's Topics in Digital Culture and New Technologies
  • FILM 50's Topics in  Media Theory

4. One production course form among the following:

  • FILM 30 Documentary Videomaking
  • FILM 31 Filmmaking I: Basic Elements of Film
  • FILM 33 Writing for the Screen I
  • FILM 35 Animation: Principles and Practice
  • FILM 36's Videomaking
  • FILM 37 Directing for the Camera
  • FILM 51 Game Design Studio

5. and 6. Two courses at an advanced level, one of which must be the Culminating Experience:

  • FILM 32 Filmmaking II
  • FILM 34 Writing for the Screen II
  • FILM 38 Advanced Animation
  • FILM 39's Advanced Videomaking
  • Any courses between FILM 41's—FILM 48's
  • FILM 49's Practicum in Digital Culture and New Technologies
  • FILM 50's Topics in Media Theory
  • FILM 80 Independent Study
  • FILM 93 Major Project
  • FILM 95 Honors Project I