May 22, 2024  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Department of Film Studies

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Mr. D. Monahan, chair. Dr. Berliner, Dr. Bose, Dr. Buttino, Mr. Hackler, Dr. J. Kase, Dr. M. Johnson, Mr. T. Linehan,  Dr. A. Olenina, Mr. Pack, Dr. Palmer, Dr. G. Richardson (academic coordinator), Mr. A. Silva, Ms. S. Silva.

The film studies major prepares students to participate in a world increasingly shaped by moving pictures. The major is founded on the principle that the study of cinema and the artistic production of motion pictures complement one another, and all film studies majors perform substantial work in both areas. Through courses that offer a foundation for understanding cinema—and its relation to culture, history, technology and aesthetics—the film studies major teaches students to create and analyze moving images, to produce research, and to make art.

Academic Gateway Requirements for the Film Studies Major:

Students seeking admission to the film studies (FST) major must first declare a pre-film studies (PFST) major, enabling them to enroll in FST 200 . Students who earn a grade of “B+” or better in FST 200  will be admitted automatically to the FST major. Students who earn a “B” or below in FST 200  may compete for a limited number of seats in the FST major by submitting an application.

For purposes of admission to the FST major, the department only credits students‘ first registered grade in FST 200  (i.e., in the admissions process, the department will not credit grades earned upon repeating the course.)

Students seeking an internship course in film studies must have a minimum of 12 hours in previous film studies courses, junior or senior standing, and an overall grade-point average of 3.0 or better. To enroll in an internship course, students must submit an application to receive permission from the chair of the Department of Film Studies.

A student in film studies must complete all requirements for the major with an overall 2.00 GPA or better.

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