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Film Minor

The Film Minor requires a total of 21 credit hours (6 core hours and 15 hours of electives).

Required core courses for the Film Minor are as follows:

3 hours _____ THFM 1610 Introduction to Film
3 hours _____ THFM 2620 History of Film 

Plus 15 hours of  electives.

The Film Minor will also choose 15 hours in any of the Film Studies or Film Production courses listed below.  Film I, Film II and Film III are not open to Film minors.  Electives in film studies and production are offered by programs across campus, including: American Culture Studies, Canadian Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, GREAL, Music, Popular Culture, Romance Languages, Telecommunications, Theatre and Film,  and Women's Studies. NOTE: Students must have at least 21 hours ( 6 core hrs. and 15 hours of electives)  in the film minor. If a student takes a 2 hour course among the electives, a second two hour course must be taken to complete the minor.  

Electives in Film Studies can include:

A & S 4700 Independent Study – International Film Series (world cinema)
CAST 3050 Canadian Film (world cinema)
ENG 2000 Literature and Film
ENG 2850 Writing About Films
ENG 3850 Studies in Literature-Film
ENG 4850 Topics in Film Theory
ETHN 2300 The Native American in Film (world cinema)
ETHN 3400 Afro-American Cinematic Experience (world cinema)
ETHN 4600 Third World Cinema (world cinema)
FREN 4440 French Film (world cinema)
GERM 4150 The German Film (world cinema)
ITAL 2610 The Italian Cinema (world cinema)
PHIL 2360 Philosophy of Film
POPC 2500 Introduction to Popular Film
POPC 3500 Advanced Studies in Popular Film
ROCS 2000 European and Latin American Cinema (world cinema)
RUSN 4150 Russian Film (world cinema)
TCOM 2700 Topics in Minorities and Film/Video (world cinema)
TCOM 4660 Television and Film Criticism
THFM 1910 Play script Analysis
THFM 2900 Digital Tech & Film
THFM 3020Performance Studies II
THFM 3480 Theatre History and Literature 1700-Present
THFM 3500 Milestones in Black Theatre
THFM 3520 Musical Theatre
THFM 3650 Culture and the Moving Image
THFM 3950 Workshop on Current Topics
THFM 4420 Screenwriting
THFM 4490 Contemporary Issues in Theatre
THFM 4600 Period, Style, and Form
THFM 4680 Animated Films (World cinema)  
THFM 4850 Topics in Film, theatre and Perf. Studies
THFM 4900 Problems in Theatre or Film

EACH SEMESTER SOME BUT NOT ALL ELECTIVES WILL BE OFFERED
COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO DEPARTMENTS’ SCHEDULES

Electives In Film Production can include:

THFM 1470 Basic Scenery Construction, Props, and Scene Painting
THFM 1480 Basic Costume Construction
THFM 1490 Basic Stage Lighting and Sound
THFM 1500  Drafting, Drawing, and Graphics for Theatre and Film
THFM 1910 Play script Analysis
THFM 2410 Acting: Principles
THFM 2420 Acting: Topics in Voice and Movement
THFM 2900 Digital Tech and Film
THFM 3020 Performance Studies II
THFM 3300 Theatrical Makeup
THFM 3410 Directing
THFM 3420 Advanced Directing
THFM 3440 Acting: Character and Range
THFM 3450 Acting: Topics and Applications
THFM 3930 Film from Concept to Distribution
THFM 3950 Workshop on Current Topics
THFM 4420 Screenwriting
THFM 4430 Playwriting
THFM 4440  Acting and Directing for Film
THFM 4600 Period, Style, and Form
THFM 4630 Lighting Design
THFM 4660 Scene Design
THFM 4690 Costume Design
THFM 4900 Problems in theatre or film 

EACH SEMESTER SOME BUT NOT ALL ELECTIVES WILL BE OFFERED;
COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO DEPARTMENTS’ SCHEDULES.