Cinema Studies, Minor

The interdisciplinary cinema studies minor appeals to students aspiring to supplement their major program of study with courses that promote the study of film, television, and digital media. In addition to film analysis and film theory, students choose from electives on culture and film, film and television history, and gender and film. This results in a minor that combines the academic study of cinema along with the crafts of filmmaking and screenwriting.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Media and Screen Studies majors may not declare the cinema studies minor. Students must complete a minimum of three courses exclusive to this minor beyond the courses required for the student’s declared major(s) and additional minor(s).


MSCR 2895Film Analysis4
MSCR 3600Film Theory4


Complete three of the following:12
Survey of the Still and Moving Image
Understanding Media
American Film and Culture
Gender and Film
TV History
History of the American Film Industry
Film Music

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor