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Minor - Cinema

Minor - Cinema


Cinema is at the heart of a growing international, interdisciplinary interest in media studies. A minor in cinema will give students the critical vocabulary and perspective with which to analyze motion pictures within larger artistic, cultural, historical, political, linguistic, and global contexts, as well as provide a greater understanding of and hands-on experience with cinema production, including screenwriting, acting, directing, producing, cinematography, and editing. Because of the variety of cinema content, analysis, technology, and distribution, a cinema minor would complement almost any major.

Course Requirements

The cinema minor is an interdisciplinary minor consisting of 18 credit hours, including Thea 250, Engl 353, and 12 elective hours from the list of courses below. The 12 elective hours must include 3 hours from the category of cinema production courses and 3 hours from the category of cinema studies courses. The same course may not satisfy requirements for both the major and the minor. Students who complete relevant internships, study abroad courses, or special topics courses will consult with the cinema director prior to enrollment in the course for approval and to determine the appropriate category for the course.

Cinema Studies Courses
Cine 201. Cinema Survey I
Cine 202. Cinema Survey II
Cine 396. Festival Programming
Engl 467. The South in Film
Engl 468. Topics in Film Studies
Engl 408. Shakespeare on Film
Fr 361. French and Francophone Cinema
Fr 399. Special Topics in Film
Ital 361. Italian Cinema
Germ 361. German Cinema
G St 350. Gender on Film
His 347. Topics in Film and History
His 389. Samurai and Cinema
Mlll 302. China through Literature and Film
Mlll 361. Introduction to World Cinema
Rel 386. Religion and Film
Russ 361. Russian Cinema
Span 361. Cinema in Spanish
Span 561. Advanced Topics in Cinema in Spanish
S St 534. Studies in Documentary Field Work
S St 537. Documenting the South in Film
Cinema Production Courses
Art 384. Digital Video I
Art 484. Advanced Digital Video
Art 584. Digital Video
Engl 312. Beginning Screenwriting Workshop
Engl 423. Advanced Screenwriting
Thea 251. Introduction to Film Directing
Thea 305. Narrative Techniques for Motion Picture
Thea 307. Acting for Film and Television I
Thea 308. Acting for Film and Television II
Thea 350. Editing Techniques
Thea 351. Film Directing
Thea 406. Screenwriting Practicum
Thea 450. Advanced Editing Techniques
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