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Film Studies

Want to learn how to operate a camera? Have a passion for classic cinema? Interested in how film has shaped—and continues to shape—our world? Consider adding a minor in Film Studies to your Flagler College major. Film studies is an interdisciplinary course of study that will challenge you to engage the history, cultural impact, and social contexts of cinema from its birth in the late 19th century through today.

Program Description

Combining courses across the Art & Design, Communication, English, Humanities, and Theatre Arts programs, the Film Studies minor teaches you how to analyze cinema from many different perspectives. You’ll think about, talk about, and write about film in ways you never have before. The minor also offers elective options in producing creative aspects of film. Film Studies provides you with an opportunity for deepening the critical thinking and visual literacy skills that employers across hundreds of fields are looking for. The Film Studies minor requires a minimum of 21 hours.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses:
FLM 201 Introduction to Film Studies (3)
ART 218 Visual Culture (3)
COM 216 Film History (3)
Choose 2 courses from below
ART 366 European Modernism, 1907-1940 (3)
ART 367 History of Photography (3)
THA 209 History of American Film I (3)
THA 211 History of American Film II (3)
COM 316 Film and Genre (3)
COM 337 National Film Movements (3)
CRW 208 Screenwriting (3)
Choose 2 courses from below
FLM 321 Hitchcock and Psychoanalysis (3)
ART 433 Video Art (4)
COM 260 Introduction to Documentary Styles (3)
COM 401 Media Aesthetics (3)
ENG 345 Film Literature (3)
PHI 360 Philosophy Through TV and Film (3)
REL 335 Religion and Film (3)
Pre-approved Selected Topics Courses

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