Film & Media Studies, Minor
Saint Louis University’s film and media studies program is a 21-credit interdisciplinary minor developed by film scholars, practitioners and historians from various departments within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Alex Rafi, M.F.A., Department of Communication
Affiliated with SLU’s African American studies, American studies, communication, English, fine and performing arts, history, and languages, literatures and cultures programs, the film and media studies minor allows students to explore cinema from a wide array of perspectives. It also cross-lists courses with philosophy, political science, theology, and women’s and gender studies.
The program is designed for students interested in film history, analysis and production opportunities. In keeping with today’s multicultural, multi-mediated environment, SLU’s film and media studies minor encourages broad visual literacy and connects these analytical skills with the expertise of various disciplines. The program also promotes study abroad, particularly at Saint Louis University’s campus in Madrid, Spain.
Career opportunities for a film and media studies minor include:
- Media studies at the graduate level
- Media production in film, television and digital communication
- Advertising and professional writing
- Law, with specific emphasis on entertainment, media and the internet
- Business functions such as internet marketing, web design and multimedia content
|FMST 1450||Introduction to Film and Media: Form and Context||3|
|CMM 2400||Media and Society||3|
|One course with the 'Film & Media Production' attribute, such as:||3|
|Video Production and Design|
|One course with the 'Film & Media Creation' attribute, such as:||3|
|New Media Writing|
|Acting I: Fundamentals|
Or one additional 'Film & Media Production' attributed course
|Two courses with the 'Film & Media Critical Study' attribute, such as:||6|
|History and Fiction|
|Film, Culture and Literature|
|Women and Gender in Global Film|
|One FMST elective course, such as:||3|
Any FMST attributed course
Film Studies Internship
Advanced Independent Study
|Maximum 13 credit hours with CMM subject code or cross-listed with CMM|
Students must maintain a 2.00 minimum cumulative GPA in film studies courses in order to continue in the program.