The film minor provides students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of film that connects skills in analysis with creative and technical production. The minor helps students gain an understanding of the artistic and cultural contexts of film in relation to hands-on experience with the tools of filmmaking to encourage learning by doing.
Individual departments occasionally offer advanced film production courses working directly with industry leaders. When courses like DET 230 satisfy the intention of the Film Production Electives, they may be substituted with permission.
When special topics courses in a department-ENGL 446/ENGL 447/ENGL 449 -blend film with drama or fiction from a given period, or when courses teach world film in a foreign language-FREN 340/GER 340/SPAN 340-and those courses offer a clear focus on film form and history, they can be approved as an advanced film elective. Special permission required.