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

The minor consists of six courses: 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 Professor John Michalczyk, Assistant Chair for Film Studies.  

Required Courses

  • FILM2202 – Introduction to Film Art
  • One course in Film Production
  • One course in History or Criticism

The Film Studies Major page provides lists of Film Production and Film History/Criticism courses. Check the online catalog to learn which Film Studies courses are being offered during the current and forthcoming semesters (select "Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences" from the "School" menu, and "FILM – Film Studies" from the "Subject" menu).

In addition to the three required courses as described above, Film Studies minors take three elective courses in the areas of filmmaking, digital editing, scriptwriting, photography, history of film, or film criticism.

The courses for the Film Studies minor can be taken over a four-year period in any order convenient to the student's schedule.


Contact Professor John Michalczyk, Assistant Chair for Film Studies, to learn about available semester-long internships.