Minor in Film Studies

The Minor in Film Studies provides a broad background in moving image media, art, and entertainment. Along with courses in film analysis, history, and theory, professional training is also offered at various levels in story development, screenwriting, and TV writing. The minor offers interdisciplinary coursework that serves as a credential for students interested in graduate study or in working in the educational, commercial, or entertainment industries, whether locally, nationally, or internationally.


KSU film studies students in the classroom
  • Program Snapshot

    Introduction Film Writing Course (3 Credit Hours)
    Select one of the following:

    • FILM 3105: Introduction to Screenwriting
    • FILM 3125: Introduction to TV Writing

    Advanced Film Writing Course (3 Credit Hours)
    Select one of the following:

    • FILM 4200: Theory-Based Studies in Film
    • FILM 4105: Advanced Screenwriting *
    • FILM 4125: Advanced TV Writing *

    Film History Courses (6 Credit Hours)
    Select two of the following:

    • FILM 3200: Film History I
    • FILM 3210: Film History II
    • FILM 3215: Film History III

    Electives (3 Credit Hours)
    Select one of the following:

    • FILM 3205: Series and Serials
    • FILM 3220: Topics in American Cinema
    • FILM 3230: Topics in World Cinema
    • FILM 3240: Film Genres and Movements
    • FILM 3250: Film Authors
    • FILM 3560: Women in Film

    Any three credit 3000/4000 level film-based course taught in any other discipline can be taken to satisfy the Elective requirement for the minor with permission of department. *Although the minor does not require students to do so, FILM 4105 and FILM 4125 can be taken up to two times (6 credit hours) for credit towards graduation.

Total Number of Credit Hours: 15


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