Carnegie Mellon University

Film and Media Studies Minor

Contacts:

David Shumway, Faculty Advisor
Baker Hall 245J

Jeff Hinkelman, Faculty Co-Advisor
Hunt Library 245

Laura E. Donaldson, Undergraduate Academic Coordinator
Baker Hall 259

Film and the electronic media have become a crucial part of contemporary culture and society; they constitute an important tool for under-standing social arrangements, historical changes, and play an increasingly important role in the development of aesthetic and cultural theory. The Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences minor in Film and Media Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of film and other electronic media. Courses provide techniques for analyzing and criticizing film and other media, for assessing their value as historical, anthropological and social scientific data, and for understanding the aesthetic and philosophical premises of various media texts.

REQUIREMENTS

REQUIRED INTRODUCTORY COURSE

76-239 Introduction to Film Studies

REQUIRED INTERMEDIATE COURSE

76-310 Advanced Studies in Film and Media

FILM AND MEDIA ELECTIVES

Complete a minimum of 27 units of course work (typically 3 courses) at the 200-level or above where their primary topic is film and media. Students should consult the minor faculty advisor if they have questions about particular courses.

400-LEVEL FILM AND MEDIA COURSE

Complete one 400-level course that concentrates on film/media directly or that uses it as a tool of social or cultural analysis.

Learn about the Fall 2018 Courses for THE Film and Media Studies MINOR 

LEARN ABOUT THE SPRING 2019 COURSES FOR FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES MINOR

To declare the Film and Media Studies Minor, please make an appointment with Laura E. Donaldson, Undergraduate Academic Coordinator.