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Film Studies (Minor)

About the Program

The interdisciplinary minor in Film Studies is a flexible program that incorporates courses in the history, culture, and theory of film, and makes connections between film and literature as narrative art forms. The Film Studies Minor also gives students experience in developing their critical and creative writing skills in courses devoted to film criticism and screenwriting.

For the minor, students choose seven courses (21 credits) from the list of approved courses from the English, Communication, and Modern and Classical Languages Departments and the Television and Film Arts program. Students design their program with their adviser or with the director of Film Studies; their programs must be approved by the English Department chair.

About the English Department

326 Ketchum Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5416
Fax: (716) 878-5700
http://english.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Required Courses (9 credit hours)
ENG 205 HISTORY OF CINEMA I 3
ENG 303 LITERATURE IN FILM 3
or ENG 304 FORMS OF FILM
ENG 245 WRITING ABOUT THE ARTS 3
or ENG 305 CREATIVE WRITING: NARRATIVE

Electives (12 credit hours)
Select four from the following: 12
ENG 160 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE AND FILM
ENG 206 HISTORY OF CINEMA II
ENG 245 WRITING ABOUT THE ARTS
ENG 303 LITERATURE IN FILM
ENG 304 FORMS OF FILM
ENG 305 CREATIVE WRITING: NARRATIVE (when topic is Screenwriting)
ENG 402 ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: NARRATIVE (when topic is Screenwriting)
ENG 404 STUDIES IN CINEMA
ITA 450 DIRECTED READINGS I
ITA 451 DIRECTED READINGS II
MCL 110 INTRO FRENCH CINEMA
SPC 326 FILM ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION
TFA 201 INTRODUCTION TO TELEVISION AND FILM ARTS

Total Credit Hours 21

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