Minor in Film Studies
The Minor in Film Studies trains students to apply film criticism as well as to participate in the production of short films. The program includes six core courses, three of which focus on film analysis. The developing ideas and applying them to script formats leads to the acquisition of technical skills required for filmmaking. Two electives are devoted to Arab Cinema on one hand and to the genre of animation film on the other.
- Min grade requirement: None
- Pre-requisite: Approval of department chair
- Targeted students: All students
- Improve the ability of students to view films critically.
- Create an awareness of international film industries and their significance for the development of film history.
- Illustrate the individual steps in the film production process.
- Engender participation in original film production.
- Situate local productions within the larger context of world cinema.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Analyze a wide variety of films critically
- Demonstrate knowledge of key developments in film history
- Generate ideas for original film production
- Contribute to the creation of short films.
- Apply generic skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving and team work
Required Credit Hours : minimum 18 hours
Core Courses: Students must take these courses
|Required Courses (15 hours )||Credit Hours|
|FIL240||Introduction to Film & Visual Studies TA||3|
|FIL245||Film & Culture World Cinema TA||3|
|FIL340||Developing Ideas for Film||3|
|FIL345||Principles of Screenwriting TA||3|
|MSC485||Practicum in Digital Production||3|
|Elective Courses (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|FIL350||Cinema in the Arab World TA||3|
|MSC487||Women and Media||3|
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