For Classes 2017, 2018, 2019
We are in the midst of a transition between two sets of requirements. For the above classes, there are two options: majors may elect to fulfill the current major requirements, or the older set of requirements outlined below:
The major is comprised of ten courses (40 credits), one of which may be a component course (a course that is at least one-third film intensive). Of these ten courses, at least two (but no more than five) must be taken outside the College.
- One introduction to film course (normally taken on the home campus)
- One film history course (either a general, one-semester survey or a course covering approximately fifty years of international film history)
- One film theory course
- One film genre or authorship course
- One national or transnational cinema course
- One special topics course (may be a component course)
- One advanced seminar in a special topic
- One film, video, digital production and/or screenwriting course, but no more than two such courses may be used toward the major
- Two electives from any of the above categories
In the course of fulfilling the program of study, at least one course must focus on non-narrative film (documentary or experimental), and at least four courses should be at the advanced level. Courses can fit into more than one category, but a single course may not be used to satisfy two of the numbered requirements.