Cinema Studies Minor

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

The 15-credit Cinema Studies minor (previously called the Film Studies minor) is designed for students interested in studying movie as texts and as popular culture. Traditionally, students of this discipline study the history, production processes and the aesthetics of film as well as the theories that analyze the ways in which film, culture and audience interact to negotiate and construct meaning.

The two required courses provide the foundatios for these four areas of investigation (history, production, aesthetics, theory). The electives offer an opportunity for a wider breadth of experience or a more tightly focused study.

Required Foundation Courses (6 credits)

Non-American Film Course* (3 credits)
Select from the following:

C. Auteur Course (3 credits)
Three credits of study on a director, such as:

D. Cinema Studies Course (3 credits)
Three credits of cinema survey, such as:



Howard Libov
Department Chair
Tel: 973-443-8646

David Landau
Tel: 973-443-8642

Visual & Performing Arts Department
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-DB0-01
Madison, NJ 07940

Fairleigh Dickinson University Mansion
Office Location
Dreyfuss Building - Main Floor

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