Film Studies Major

Additional Information on the Film Studies program

A major in film studies requires the successful completion of ten film studies courses, seven of which should be at the 300 level or above. All students working toward the major are required to take Communication 315 (Film Analysis) and Communication 486 (Film Theory). Students are also required to take an upper level capstone course during the second semester of the junior year or either semester of the senior year selected from designated capstone and special topics courses.

Electives may be selected from the list below. In the case of special topics courses (which are indicated with an asterisk) only film topics will be considered and approval of the Film Studies Director is required. Students should obtain approval from the Director for additional film courses that are not listed below.

Required Courses

Elective Courses


For courses followed by an asterisk, film topics only are included.