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 2017)

ARH 260 Introduction to Film Studies
ARH 264 New American Cinema
ARH 269 The Hollywood Crime Film
ARH 380 Poetry and Cinema
ARH/ART 384 History and Practice of Video Art II
ARH/WSS 461/561 Women in Cinema
ARH 491 Internship in Film Studies
COM 378 Studies in Public Persuasion: Politics on Film
DOC/HIS 335 History and Theory of Documentary Film
DOC/HIS 406 Practicum in Historical Documentary Filmmaking
EAS 140 Introduction to East Asian Cinema (Winter 2016)
ENG 243 Literature and Film: Filming Novels
ENG 243 Literature and Film: The Faust Legend
ENG 355 Studies in Film: David Lynch and His Others
FRE 315 Introduction to French Cinema (may be taught in French)
HIS/JST 225 American Cinema and the Jews (Winter 2016)
JRL 410 Images of Journalism in Film
LCS 315 Film in Contemporary Latin America (Winter 2016)
RUS 280 Soviet and Russian Cinema
THR 230 Great Drama on Film and Video
WSS 498/599 Queer Cinema

Recent Film Studies Courses (Fall 2016)

ARH 260 Introduction to Film Studies
ARH 263 American Film Genres
ARH 264 New American Cinema
ART 368 Documentary Cinema: History, Theory, Criticism
ARH/ART 383 History and Practice of Video Art I
ARH 491 Internship in Film Studies
ARH 463/498/598 Cinematic Space: Art, Architecture, and Landscape in Film
COM 386 Persuasion and Film
DOC/HIS 323/334 Foundations in Documentary Filmmaking
EAS 140 Introduction to East Asian Cinema
ENG 243 Literature and Film: The Cinema of Monstrosities (honors)
ENG 243 Literature and Film: Shakespeare on Film (also offered as ENG 355)
ENG 355 Studies in Film: Cinema and the Era of Climate Change
ENG 368 Cultural Studies: Race and Gender in Contemporary Cinema
ITA 318 Italian Cinema and Literature
MUS/ART/THR 428 Sound Design for Film, Theatre, and Media
THR 230 Great Drama on Film and Video

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