Stephen F. Austin State University

Film Studies

Film Studies Minor Information and Requirements

Minor in Film Studies (21 hours)
Michael Martin, Coordinator
Vera Dugas Liberal Arts North, Rm 212
(936) 468-2007
E-mail: martinmj@sfasu.edu

Objectives
Film Studies is a field of inquiry devoted to the analysis of cinema as one of the most important art forms of the 20th and 21st centuries, a medium shaped by related fields such as literature, music and the visual arts. The Film Studies minor is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on film analysis and cinematic criticism. Students enrolled in the Film Studies minor will gain an understanding of film language, the evolution of cinema as an art form, the international dimensions of the medium, and important film concepts, including genre, auteurs, adaptation, film movements, themes, and theory.

REQUIRED COURSES: (18 Hours)
ENG 246: Introduction to Narrative Film
ENG 424 Advanced Topics: World Cinema OR ENG 446 Advanced Topics: Film Theory
THR 370 History of the Cinema
THR 371 History of the Cinema II
ART 212 Art Film/Video Production
ART 412 Advanced Art Film/Video Production

ELECTIVE COURSES (3 Hours)
(one from among the following)
ENG 346, ENG 365, ENG 424, ENG 446, ENG 465, THR 422, THR 464, ART 412B, ART 414

Other courses as approved by the Director of the Division of Multidisciplinary Programs.