Carnegie Mellon University

Film and Media Studies Minor


David Shumway, Faculty Advisor
Baker Hall 245J

Jeff Hinkelman, Faculty Co-Advisor
Hunt Library 245

Laura 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.

In addition, students may take courses in the processes of film-making, offered through special arrangement with the Pittsburgh Filmmakers (a non-profit media arts center, operating since 1971, that provides workshops, seminars, screenings, exhibitions, and training programs in the media and photographic arts).

Learn about the Fall 2018 Courses for Film and Media Studies 

Courses taken to fulfill requirements for other major or minor programs may not be applied to the Film and Media Studies Minor requirements.

To declare the Film and Media Studies Minor, please contact Laura Donaldson or stop by Baker Hall 259.