Film Studies Minor

Film Studies offers a vibrant exploration of cinema as an art form alongside a rigorous overview of film history, theory, practice, and aesthetics in relation to the other disciplines and the arts. This interdisciplinary minor draws from course offerings across multiple departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and can be combined with any major offered at the University.

Upcoming Film Studies Courses (Spring 2018)

ARH 260 Introduction to Film Studies
ARH 264 New American Cinema (online only)
ARH 266 Photography 1970 to the Present *
ARH 269 The Hollywood Crime Film (online only)
ARH 362 Significant Cinema Directors: Wes Anderson and P.T. Anderson
ART 380 Poetry and Cinema
ARH/ART 384 History and Practice of Video Art II
ARH 491 Internship in Film Studies
ART/MUS/THR 428 Sound Design for Film, Theatre, and Media
ADOC/JRL 324 Introduction to Documentary Photography *
ADOC/HIS 335 History and Theory of Documentary Film
ADOC/HIS 406 Practicum in Historical Documentary Filmmaking
AEAS 140 Introduction to East Asian Cinema (also Winter online)
AENG 243 Literature and Film: Symbol and Trope in Horror
AENG 243 Literature and Film: Art of Longing and Melancholy
AFRE 238 Great Classics of French Cinema
AITA 318 Italian Cinema
AJST/HIS 225 American Cinema and the Jews (Winter online)
ATHR 230 Great Drama on Film and Video

* Course may require a DARS exception form to be counted.

Recent Film Studies Courses (Fall 2017)

ARH 260 Introduction to Film Studies
ARH 264 New American Cinema (online only)
ARH 269 The Hollywood Crime Film (online only)
ARH 362 Significant Cinema Directors: Wes Anderson and P.T. Anderson
ARH/ART 383 History and Practice of Video Art I
ARH 460/464/564 Special Topics in Cinema: Adv. Analysis of Film Form, Story, Style
ARH 491 Internship in Film Studies
COM 386 Persuasion and Film
DOC 323/HIS 334 Foundations of Documentary Filmmaking
EAS 140 Introduction to East Asian Cinema
ENG 243 Literature and Film: 1990s Shakespeare Teen Flicks
ENG 243 Literature and Film: The Cinema of Disaster (for Honors students)
ENG 412Y Topics in Film or Drama: French New Wave and Global New Wave Cinema *
MUS 340 Film Sound, Music, and Musicals *
SPN 514 Latin American Cinema *

* Course may require a DARS exception form to be counted.


Film Studies: full list of film courses

Film Studies Requirements

ARH 260 Introduction to Film Studies + 5 additional film-related courses, 3 of which must be upper division courses (6 courses total, 18 credit hours). Declaration form for current students to declare a Film Studies minor (PDF)

For more information, contact:

Shira Segal
Director of Film Studies
ssegal@albany.edu
Fine Arts 323