Program Summary

Film Studies is an independent B.A. degree program within the English Department, with a 65 credit major and 30 credit minor. All classes in film are 5 credits.

BA IN FILM STUDIES

Degree Requirements - Film Studies, BA - Click Here
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For the Major you must take these 3 required classes:

Intro to Film Analysis (FILM 3000/ENG 3820)
Focusing on critical thinking about film, Intro to Film Analysis introduces the basic principles and techniques of film art, so that students can understand how film works as an artistic medium.

History of Film (FILM 3020)
This course examines the evolution and development of film from its beginnings to the early 1960s.

Film Theory (FILM 4530)

An examination of critical frameworks related to film art and film as a social institution, with close attention to theorists and filmmakers from Eisenstein, Bazin, Deren, and Metz to Marxist, psychoanalytic, postmodernist, and feminist perspectives.

In addition you need to take at least one class from each of these categories

Film Genre Elective, select one:

  • FILM 3210 - Film Genres: Westerns
  • FILM 3220 - Film Genres: Film Noir
  • FILM 3230 - Film Genres: Musicals
  • FILM 3240 - Film Genres: Horror
  • FILM 3250 - Film Genres: Scifi
  • FILM 3260 - Film Genres: Political Cinema
  • FILM 3270 - Film Genres: Documentary
  • FILM 3280 - Film Genre Animation
  • FILM 3290 - Crime Cinema

Visual Storytelling Elective, select one:

  • FILM 3300 - Screen Adaptations
  • FILM 3320 - Shakespeare in Film
  • FILM 3330 - Film Script Analysis
  • FILM 3350 - Screenwriting I
  • FILM 3360 - Screenwriting II
  • FILM 3400 - Filmmaking I
  • FILM 3420 - Filmmaking II
  • FILM 4400 - Filmmaking III
  • FILM 4450 - Documentary Filmmaking

International Cinema Elective, select one:

  • FILM 3600 - Introduction to International Film
  • FILM 3620 - International Film: India
  • FILM 3630 - International Film: Japan
  • FILM 3640 - International Film: China
  • FILM 3650 - International Film: Russia
  • FILM 3660 - International Cinema: German Cinema
  • FILM 3670 - International Film: Global Africa
  • FILM 3680 - Latin American Film
  • FILM 3690 - Greater Middle East Film
  • FILM 3710 - International Film: France
  • FILM 3720 - International Cinema: Pacific Cinema

Special Topics Elective, choose one:

  • FILM 3800 - Film and Color
  • FILM 4510 - Seminar: Great Directors
  • FILM 4511 - Great Directors: Fellini
  • FILM 4512 - Great Directors: Hitchcock
  • FILM 4513 - Great Directors: Bergman
  • FILM 4514 - Great Directors: Kubrick
  • FILM 4540 - Gender and Sexuality in Film
  • FILM 4550 - Film, Photograph and Modernism
  • FILM 4560 - Avant-Garde Film and the Arts
  • FILM 4910 - Special Topics

Electives (25 credits)

FILM STUDIES MINOR

Degree Requirements - Film Studies, Minor - Click Here
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In order to earn a minor in film studies, students must complete 30 credits in film studies, including:

  • FILM 3000 – Intro to Film Analysis
  • FILM 3020 - History of FIlm
  • Film Studies Electives (3000-4000 level) (see Course Descriptions) (10 credits)

In addition you need to take at least one class from each of these categories.

Film Genre Elective, select one:

  • FILM 3210 - Film Genres: Westerns
  • FILM 3220 - Film Genres: Film Noir
  • FILM 3230 - Film Genres: Musicals
  • FILM 3240 - Film Genres: Horror
  • FILM 3250 - Film Genres: Scifi
  • FILM 3260 - Film Genres: Political Cinema
  • FILM 3270 - Film Genres: Documentary
  • FILM 3280 - Film Genre Animation
  • FILM 3290 - Crime Cinema

International Cinema Elective, select one:

  • FILM 3600 - Introduction to International Film
  • FILM 3620 - International Film: India
  • FILM 3630 - International Film: Japan
  • FILM 3640 - International Film: China
  • FILM 3650 - International Film: Russia
  • FILM 3660 - International Cinema: German Cinema
  • FILM 3670 - International Film: Global Africa
  • FILM 3680 - Latin American Film
  • FILM 3690 - Greater Middle East Film
  • FILM 3710 - International Film: France
  • FILM 3720 - International Cinema: Pacific Cinema

 

Questions?

  • Kirsten Thompson, PhD

    Kirsten Thompson, PhD

    Professor and Director of Film Studies
    Email
    206.296.2564

  • Shawn Bell

    Administrative Assistant
    Email
    206.296.5420