Film Studies Co-major

For information, contact the Department of Media, Journalism and Film, 120 Williams Hall, 513-529-3521.

Film Studies is an interdisciplinary co-major that explores the interaction between film, culture and society. Coursework encompasses film history, theory, criticism and analysis. Students interested in production also have the opportunity to direct, shoot and edit their own short films. Film Studies students learn how to watch, think, write about and create film in new and profound ways. In its combined focus on the arts, technology and the humanities, as well as in its global framework, film studies is an intellectually challenging and enriching co-major that prepares students for a wide variety of careers in the 21st century workplace.

Program Requirements

(34-38 hours)

Core Courses (take all five)
MAC 143Introduction to Media3
MAC 146Media Aesthetics3
FST 201Film History and Analysis3
FST 301Film Theory3
FST 401Seminar in Film Study3
Electives19-23
Critical/Analytic - General (at least two electives from here)
Film as Ethnography
Diversity and Culture in American Film
Literature and Film
Shakespeare and Film
Linking Film and New Media
Classical Hollywood Cinema
Alternative Traditions in Film
Representation of History in Film and Video
Visual Representations of the Holocaust
Sexualities and Film
Film Auteurs
Global Media, Ethnography, and Film
Topics in Film
Women and Gender in Film
Film Genres
Topics in Film
National Cinemas (at least two electives from here):
Italian American Culture
German Film in Global Context
Italian Cinema
Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Cinema
Chinese Cinema and Culture
European Jewish Cinema
Survey of Japanese Cinema
French Cinema In Translation
Brazilian Women through Literature and Film
Topics in French Cinema
Production (these courses may be taken as electives):
Introduction to Video Production
Writing for Media
Digital Film Production
Capstone Pictures: Project in Digital Narrative Film Production
Advanced Creative Writing: Screenwriting Workshop
Costume Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Scenery Construction and Props
THE 439A
Acting for the Camera
Total Credit Hours34-38