Film Studies

The interdisciplinary minor in film studies recognizes the power of film as a medium, art form, entertainment, commercial industry, and serious area of academic study. The minor serves as an excellent complement to degrees in the humanities as well as the sciences. Courses include film history, directors, genres, theory, and introductory and advanced instruction in production.

The minor in Film Studies will require a minimum of 18 hours, with 15 hours of upper-division courses. Film courses appear in the course catalog under SFLM.

  • Film studies minor requirements
  • Tips for Students Considering Graduate School in Cultural Studies/Film Studies

Film Studies minor degree requirements for other academic years may be found on the academic catalog page.


  • Dr. Peter Caster, Associate Professor and Department Chair; Languages, Literature, and Composition,
  • Dr. Ray Merlock, Professor of Journalism; Fine Arts and Communication Studies,
  • Bob Morrell, Adjunct Professor of Video and Film Production