Film and TV Minor

The Film and TV minor is a great option for students fascinated by cinema and television who have chosen to major in another discipline. The program values creative expression, analytical rigor, historical insight, and technical proficiency within a liberal arts format, providing tools that will help launch any future endeavor. Through required courses, students gain a foundation in digital filmmaking, screenwriting, and the cultural relevance and history of film and television, before moving on to upper level elective courses based on individual interest. To complete the film studies minor, students take six courses.

Goal 1: Development of Creative Voice and Abilities

Outcome 1.1: Students will develop the ability to create performing arts works that express their creativity and unique voices.

Outcome 1.2: Students will acquire skills in creative inquiry, analysis and self-reflection.

Goal 2: Development of Critical and Rhetorical Skills

Outcome 2.1: Students will develop the ability to craft well-organized, reasoned, critical, and thoroughly-researched written and oral work.

Goal 3: Knowledge and Analysis of Significant Works

Outcome 3.1: Students will develop an awareness and analytical understanding of significant and diverse creative and theoretical works within the performing arts, and the cultural and historical contexts in which they were produced.

Goal 4: Knowledge of Professional Practices

Outcome 4.1: Students will acquire the creative, technical, and analytical tools to begin professional work in the field or to pursue graduate studies.

Goal 5: Development of Social and Ethical Awareness

Outcome 5.1: Students will develop an understanding of social issues, ethics and inclusivity within the performing arts.

Goal 6: Development of Collaborative and Service Skills

Objective 6.1: Students will engage, share and collaborate as creative citizens by completing performing arts projects that include campus, local, national and/or international communities.

The Film and TV Minor requires completion of the following:

MTF 191Introduction to Film3
MTF 282Screenwriting3
or MTF 283 Series Screenwriting
MTF 284Digital Filmmaking3
MTF 285Short Film Production3
Two Film Electives from list:6
Filmmaking Methods
Acting for the Camera
History of Narrative Film
History of Television
Black American Cinema
Genre Film Studies
Producing & Business of Film
Series Screenwriting
Documentary Film
Commercial Production
Genre Film Workshop
American Film
European Cinemas
Five Films
Non-Western World Cinemas
Major Figures in Film
Episodic Series Production
Advanced Screenwriting
Advanced Light, Camera, Design
Sound Design
Editing & Post-Production
Documentary Workshop
Professional Production Studio
Film Theory & Criticism
Special Topics in Film
Total Hours18