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Minor in Film Studies

boston college fine arts department

The Film Studies minor enables students to develop a basic awareness of film as a contemporary medium of communication.

The minor consists of the Introduction to Film Art, one course in history or criticism, one course in production, and three electives in Film Studies which enable a student to design a personalized area of concentration.

Students interested in the Film Studies minor may contact one of the Co-Directors, Professor John Michalczyk or Professor Richard Blake, S.J.

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Film Art
  • One Course in Film Production
  • One Course in History or Criticism

Electives

  • Three electives from the Film Studies Program. These may include filmmaking, digital editing, scriptwriting, photography, history of film, or film criticism.

Internships

The Film Studies Program offers internships at the Coolidge Corner Cinema, the Museum of Fine Arts, Pulse Media, the Boston Film and Video Foundation, the Boston Phoenix, and WGBH-TV, among others.

Additional photographic internships may also be available.

These courses can be taken over a four-year period in any order convenient to the student's schedule.