This course provides an overview of film studies by focusing on three areas: history of film, production (the basic tools of film-making), and theory (the basic vocabulary of film analysis). Students develop visual literacy through engagement with the primary structures, methods, practitioners, history, ideas, and vocabularies of film studies.
10 Courses Required for the FMS Major
A major in Film and Media Studies consists of 10 courses: FMS 101: Introduction to Film Studies, FMS 140: Film History or FMS 160: The Media Landscape, FMS 280: Film and Media Theory, FMS 220:Film and Media Production, plus six (6) additional courses, one of which must be a production course and one of which must be a 300-level course. At least two of the four remaining electives must be courses offered by the program.
Students may petition to have courses that are not designated as approved courses count toward the major. Both the course instructor and director of the program must grant their approval in such a situation.
No more than two courses from other institutions may count toward the major.