The minor in Studio Art offers students the opportunity to pursue a course of study in ceramics, design, drawing, mixed media, painting, or photography. There are features of the minor program that resemble, in an abbreviated way, aspects of our majors studio program that we have found to be successful. The required Senior Minor Project class, for example, will function analogously to our major’s Senior Project. This curriculum of six courses is designed to encourage an in-depth investigation of one medium, rather than a generalized sampling of many. The course structure aims at having the individual student develop the artistic techniques and conceptual visual sensibility necessary for working as an artist today. It should be noted students will not be permitted to begin the Studio Minor after their junior year. Students who are interested in declaring a minor can contact the minor advisor.

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.