Film, TV, Games, and Interactive Media Department
Cinema Studies Minor
Open to all non-Media Studies and Production Majors
The Film, TV, Games, and Interactive Media Department offers Minors in Digital Video Production, InteractiveMedia, and Cinema Studies for students outside Media Studies and Production who are interested in combining the study or the production of media with other disciplines.
Students in Media Studies and Production cannot complete these minors. Students can, however, declare a double concentration in Film & Television and Interactive Media & Game Design.
The Cinema Studies Minor emphasizes the critical study of cinema as an art form, a business, a technology, a form of entertainment, and a cultural product that both reflects and shapes culture. It brings knowledge and concerns from various disciplines--such as history, literature, and philosophy--to bear on the critical study of domestic and international cinemas.
This minor complements majors in fields such as communication, theater, art, digital media, literature, history, or psychology, and deepens students' critical thinking and analytical skills. The minor advances the Marist tradition of enhancing students' appreciation and respect for ideological, cultural, and artistic diversity.
Course requirements for a Cinema Studies Minor
MDIA 120 Art of Film
MDIA 322 Film Theory and Criticism
MDIA 323 Film & History
MDIA 324 Experimental Film & Video
MDIA 325 Documentary
MDIA 326 Race & Ethnicity in Film
MDIA 332 Current Issues in Film
MDIA 335 Gender & Media
MDIA 339 Film & Literature
MDIA 422 Topics in Global Cinema
FREN 305 Studies in French Film & Literature
SPAN 330 Themes in Spanish Cinema
SPAN 335 Theme in Latin American Cinema
PHIL 333 Philosophy & Film