Nov 29, 2022  
Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Course Catalog 2022-2023

Cinema Studies Major


The major consists of a minimum of nine full courses (or the equivalent).

Note: Students must earn minimum grades of C- or P for all courses that apply toward the major.


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Students in production courses are required to purchase their own external hard drives and A/V supplies, including memory cards, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. Production courses require a lab fee. In addition, students must sign and abide by a Facilities Use Contract to gain access to Cinema Studies production facilities.

All students graduating with a major in cinema studies may submit senior projects in production or critical studies to be considered for award recognition at the end of their senior year.

Fall Semester at Prague Film School, Prague, Czech Republic


The Cinema Studies Program has a consortial arrangement with the Prague Film School (PFS). Students interested in the fall semester at PFS should consult with the program director. Both CINE 290  and CINE 298  should be taken before studying abroad. All film courses offered at PFS, including those in film production, may count toward the cinema studies major. Students may earn up to 16 credits during a semester at PFS, which will count as electives towards the cinema studies major. In addition, students may substitute these credits for one 300-level production course for the major.

Spring Semester at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts


The Cinema Studies Program has a consortial arrangement with the Film Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Students interested in the spring semester at Tisch should consult with the program director. Both CINE 290  and CINE 298  should be taken before studying away. All film courses offered at Tisch, including those in film production, may count toward the cinema studies major. Students may earn up to 16 credits during a semester at Tisch, which will count as electives towards the cinema studies major. In addition, students may substitute these credits for one 300-level production course for the major.

Transfer of Credit


No more than four full courses or the equivalent of transfer credit may be applied to the cinema studies major. No more than one 300-level course may be transferred for credit. For approval of transfer credit toward the major and/or toward meeting prerequisites for upper-level courses, students should consult with the program director, preferably with syllabi in hand.

Cinema Studies Major Course Lists


Critical Studies Courses


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300-Level Cinema Studies Elective Courses


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Cinema Studies Elective Courses


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Note: Electives should be chosen by the student in consultation with his or her advisor; these courses may be taught by Cinema Studies faculty or by faculty in related departments.