The minor in Film Studies provides students with a strong background in the study of film language, history, theory, and production, emphasizing varied filmmaking practices throughout the world.
Students will gain a proficiency in what filmmakers call “film language” and a working knowledge of film form. Students will be able to apply film language to the analysis of film, literature and art, and convergent media technologies. Students will learn the specificity of global film traditions through comparative study, will be introduced to the basics of film theory and production, and will gain knowledge of the economic, social, cultural, and historical roots of cinema form diverse parts of the world.
To minor in Film Studies, you must complete the following:
- Required Course - ART/CO/EN 2904 Introduction to Film
- Core Courses - take at least 3 hours from the core course list
- Elective Courses - take at least 12 hours from the elective course list
A list of the requirements and the elective courses:
|ART/CO/EN 2904||Introduction to Film|
Select at least one core course from the list below. Students may take additional core courses to meet the electives requirement.
|CO 3903||Advanced Cinema Studies|
|ART/CO/EN 4124||Topics in Film|
|ART/CO/EN 4924||Film Theory|
|ART 2103||Photography Survey|
|ART 3233||Studio Lighting|
|ART 3613||Art and Film|
|ART 3633||History of Photography|
|ART 3643||Art of the Graphic Novel|
|ART 3873||Digital Photography|
|ART 4893||Video Art|
|CO 3403||Photographic Communication|
|CO/GS 4233||Gender and Media|
|CO 4423||Advanced Photo Communication|
|CO 4504||History of Theatre|
|CO/AAS/SO 4643||Race and the Media|
|EN 2434||Literature and Film|
|EN 3523||Shakespeare and Film|
MSU Student Filmmaking Organization: The Scene
The Scene is the new MSU student organization devoted to film, and hosted by the Department of Communication. Their goal is to create one short film each semester that is completely student written, directed, and edited. They hope to give students of all different backgrounds and levels of experience the chance to see and/or be a part of every aspect of the filmmaking process.
To join The Scene, go to msstate.campuslabs.com and search for “The Scene.” You can register to join on that site.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any additional questions:
Caroline Matheny, President: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie Harris, Faculty Advisor: email@example.com