The cinema studies specialization explores the history, theory, and criticism of film. Students examine cinema’s role as a unique and compelling modern art form and as an exploration of evolving cultural practices. The body of film and television texts-over 100 years of imaginative artifacts from Hollywood and the independent and international film communities-is probed to discover how such texts create and convey meaning; how they both reflect and invent the culture in which they exist and how they dialogue with each other.
To complete the learning experience, all students pursuing the cinema studies specialization are expected to compile a portfolio.
Students must maintain a 2.4 GPA or higher with a minimum grade of C- in all courses counted toward fulfilling the film major or minor requirements.
Course credits taken above not used to satisfy a requirement may be used as elective credits. Students may repeat the following variable topic courses with different topics: ENG 461, ENG 462 and ENG 463. COM 452 is repeatable up to 6 credits. COM 453 is repeatable up to 9 credits.