Film Studies

Film Studies at RWU explores the history, theory, criticism and aesthetics of cinema and the connections that movies have to broader social, cultural and political issues. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum that includes courses in film production and analysis, humanities and social sciences, you’ll learn how to use stories to communicate ideas in your career and everyday life.

Degree Requirements

The Film Studies Minor

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FILM101Introduction to Film Studies
FILM400Curation and Festival Production

And any four (4) electives from the following, at least one of which is at 300-level or above, some of which have pre-requisites that must be met outside of the minor.

Production oriented courses:

VARTS361Digital Tools and Methods
VARTS362Film, Animation, and Video
MUSIC311-314World Cultures Through Music

Film Studies courses in the Humanities & Social Sciences:

AMST318Movies and Movie-going in America
COMM380Visual Media in a Cultural Context
ENG351Shakespeare on Film
FILM200Global History of Film
FILM270Documentary Film
FILM300Film Theory and Criticism
FILM350Directors and Styles
FILM351Film Genres
FILM352From Page to Screen
FILM353Cinema in a Cultural Context
FILM430Advanced Topics in Film Studies
GER210Actors, Authors and Audiences
ITAL210Actors, Authors and Audiences
PHIL181Philosophy in Film
POLSC309Politics & Film
WTNG230Rhetoric of Film: Writing about Film

To read more about our academic offerings, or to view full course descriptions, please refer to our University Catalog.