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Requirements for Cinema Minor

Cinema is at the heart of a growing international, interdisciplinary interest in media studies. A minor in Cinema will give students the critical vocabulary and perspective with which to analyze motion pictures within larger artistic, cultural, historical, political, linguistic, and global contexts, as well as provide a greater understanding of and hands-on experience with cinema production, including screenwriting, acting, directing, producing, cinematography, and editing. Because of the variety of cinema content, analysis, technology, and distribution a Cinema minor would complement almost any major.

The Cinema minor is an interdisciplinary minor consisting of 18 credit hours, including 6 hours from the category of cinema production courses and 6 hours from the category of cinema studies courses. (Courses that meet each category can be found under Course Descriptions.) The remaining 6 hours are electives that can draw from either of the two categories. No specific courses are required. Please keep in mind that courses that meet the Cinema minor requirements are offered by many departments across campus, and prerequisites are determined by each department.


  1. The same course may not satisfy requirements for both a major and a minor.
  2. Students who complete relevant internships, study abroad courses, or special topics courses will consult with the Cinema Director prior to enrollment in the course for approval and to determine the appropriate category for the course.



Many of the production courses that were previously for the Cinema minor are now exclusively for the BFA in Film Production. As such, you may not enroll in those courses (except in extremely rare circumstances).

To meet your requirements for cinema production hours, students should take the courses noted, especially CINE 301 and CINE 302, which are the new production courses designed specifically for Cinema minors.



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