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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 film and video production.

Students have used their experience with FILM courses to create marketing videos for local non-profit organizations and companies, to contribute to short film festivals, and to complete internships that have launched careers in broadcast media and the film industry.

The minor in Film Studies requires 3 credits from Introduction to Film (FILM U240) and 15 credit hours of upper-division FILM courses. 


  • 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