Film Minor & Certificate

Minor in Film and Media Studies

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) sponsors the Film and Media Studies Minor, which offers students in majors outside of LMC, the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of film and media through concentrated study in courses offered by LMC, and the Schools of History, Science and Technology (HTS) and Modern Languages (ML).

After completing the prerequisite of ENGL 1102, students must take 6 courses (18 total hours) and attain a C or better in all minor courses to obtain the Minor in Film and Media Studies.

The Film and Media Minor is largely concentrated on the rhetoric, history, theory, and broad cultural context of its subject. As such it is not aimed at developing skills in film or media production, although for those interested in gaining background in this area, a course in video production can be used as part of the minor.


How to Add the Minor
Students interested in the minor should consult with their own major advisor and with LMC`s Director of Undergraduate Studies to sign forms. One of the Film Studies faculty will serve as your advisor for the minor and will assist you with guidance in the minor.


Certificate in Film Studies

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication’s Undergraduate Certificate in Film Studies allows for a concentrated focus on the art of film, concentrating in its four-course (twelve-hour) requirement on film’s technical, historical, and theoretical dimensions. It should appeal both to students interested in extending their technical education to an area where technology and art clearly converge and to those seeking to add to their understanding of the mediated environment we inhabit. LMC students as well as students in any major are eligible to pursue the certificate in Film Studies.