Film and Media Studies (FMS)

The Film and Media Studies (FMS) Program is committed to fostering visual literacy, promoting critical thinking and analysis, and encouraging students to engage meaningfully with a world in which images and screen-based media play an ever present and powerful role. Our program also embraces the inherently interdisciplinary aspects of film, serving students from programs and departments across the college (art, theater, English, psychology, sociology, history, philosophy, music, and so on).

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Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • FMS 101*
  • GE/Elective
Interim
  • FMS 101*
Spring
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • FMS 101*
  • GE/Elective
Additional Information

*Can be taken any semester first year. We strongly recommend also taking FMS 140 Film history during first year, preferably after taking FMS 101.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK/PLACEMENT
  • Students may include one approved media-related course from an Off-Campus and International Studies program in their degree program.
Placement
  • Not applicable.
Informational Events

Nothing available at this time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Director, Film and Media Studies – Björn Nordfjörd (nordfj1@stolaf.edu)