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Approved Courses

Early preparation for the major would ideally include ENG 2300 (Film Analysis). Other useful lower-division courses are GET 2950 (Weimar Cinema), TPP 2100 and 2110 (Acting 1 and 2), ARH 2051 (Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 2), ART 1802C and 1803C (Workshop for Art Research and Practice), and ART 2686C (Video: Continuity in Time).

General Education

Many of the courses included in the Film and Media Studies major satisfy General Education Requirements. Students should check with the individual departments offering the courses in question.

Courses

The following courses, offered by individual departments, constitute the Film and Media Studies curriculum. Students should choose from this list to satisfy the 20-hour minimum for the major. All Film and Media Studies courses will be listed in the Schedule of Courses under Film and Media Studies. Students should consult with individual faculty members or the Director about course content and prerequisites. Note that some courses with general titles (e.g., ENG 4133 Film Studies and ARC 3291 Special studies in Architecture) change radically in content from semester to semester.

  • ANT 3390 Visual Anthropology (3 credits)
    ARC 3291 Special Studies in Architecture (1-3 credits)
    (IDS majors may take this course to take such graduate level Architecture courses as ARC 6913: Writing Architectural Theory in Video and ARC 6911: The Theater and the City)
  • ARH 4454 Late 20th Century Art (3 credits)
  • ARH 4710 History of Photography (3 credits)
  • ART 3680 Digital Art Studio (3 credits)
  • ART 3807C Interdisciplinary Studio (3 credits)
  • ART 3958 Performance, Video, and Installation: Part 1 (3 credits)
  • ART 3959 Performance, Video, and Installation: Part 2 (3 credits)
  • ART 4682C Advanced Video Studio (6 credits)
  • PGY 3401C Photography: Black and White (3 credits)
  • PGY 3401C Photography: Color (3 credits)
  • PGY 3801C Photography: Digital (3 credits)
  • PGY 4420C Advanced Photography (6 credits)
  • EME 4102 Design and Development of Educational Media (4 credits)
  • EME 4200 Production and Utilization of Educational Media (4 credits)
  • ENG 3113 The Movies as a Narrative Art (4 credits)
  • ENG 3115 Introduction to Film: criticism and Theory (4 credits)
  • ENG 3121 History of the Film, Part I (4 credits)
  • ENG 3122 History of the Film, Part II (4 credits)
  • ENG 4110 Film Genres, Directors, and Periods (4 credits)
  • ENG 4130 Race and Ethnicity in Film (4 credits)
  • ENG 4133 Film Studies (4 credits)
  • ENG 4134 Women and Film (4 credits)
  • ENG 4135 National Cinemas (4 credits)
  • ENG 4136 Film and Video Production (4 credits)
  • ENG 4139 Television and Electronic Culture (4 credits)
  • ENG 4146 Advanced Film and Video Production (4 credits)
  • GET 4115 Women and German Cinema (3 credits)
  • GET 4133 New German Cinema and Its Legacy (3 credits)
  • LIT 3362 The Age of the Avant Garde (3 credits)
  • FOL 4905 Film Studies (Romance Languages) (3 credits)
  • ITT 3520 Italian Cinema (4 credits)
  • TPA 3214 Introduction to Lighting and Sound (4 credits)
  • TPP 2100 Acting for Non-Majors (3 credits)
  • TPP 2134 Improv (3 credits)
  • TPP 2260 Acting for the Camera (3 credits)
  • TPP 3311 Directing (3 credits)
  • [Pre-Reqs: THE 2000: Theatre Appreciation & TPP 3650: Script Analysis]

  • TPP 4930 Acting for Directors (3 credits)

Visit the English Department’s Course Listings page for more information.

Film and Media Studies courses are listed under the following numbers on the English department website: ENG 2300, ENG 3113, ENG 3115, ENG 3121-22-23, LIT 3362, ENG 4110, ENG 4130, ENG 4133, ENG 4134, ENG 4135, ENG 4136, LIT 4305, ENG 4936, and ENG 4146. Graduate courses include ENG 6137, ENG 6138, ENC 6428, ENG 6932, and LIT 6308. Please note that not all courses are offered every semester, and some advanced course are scheduled on a three-year rotation.