Requirements

The FAMS major is comprised of a minimum of nine approved courses, including:

  • One foundational course in film and media studies (FAMS 101)
  • At least one course in film and/or media history
  • At least one course in film and/or media theory
  • At least one course in film and/or media practice
  • A capstone project that emphasizes production and the integration of theory and practice (FAMS 401).

FAMS majors, via close consultation with program advisers, build depth and focus into their specific course of study. In dialogue with their advisers, students select elective courses that best suit their interests, e.g. choosing to focus on global issues in FAMS, cinema history, or new media.

FAMS Major Advising Worksheet

 

The FAMS minor is comprised of a minimum of five approved courses, including:

  • One foundational course in film and/or media studies (FAMS 101)
  • One course in film and/or media history
  • One course in film and/or media theory
  • One course in film and/or media practice
  • One additional approved course

FAMS Minor Advising Worksheet

Program origins