Film Studies Minor

Film Studies is an 18 credit minor that draws on course offerings from multiple departments across the College of Arts and Sciences. The interdisciplinary minor can be combined with any major offered at the University, and provides students a vibrant exploration of cinema as an art form. Film Studies offers a rigorous overview of film history, theory, practice, and aesthetics in relation to the other disciplines and the arts.

Upcoming Film Studies Courses (Fall 2016)

ARH 260 Introduction to Film Studies
ARH 263 American Film Genres
ARH 264 New American Cinema
ARH 368 Documentary Cinema
ARH/ART 383 History and Practice of Video Art I
ARH 491 Internship in Film Studies
ARH 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
ENG 355 Studies in Film: Cinema and the Era of Climate Change
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

Current Film Studies Courses (Spring 2016)

ARH 260 Introduction to Film Studies
ARH 263 American Film Genres
ARH 269 The Hollywood Crime Film
ARH 362 Significant Cinema Directors: Wes Anderson and His Influences
ARH/ART 383 History and Practice of Video Art II
ARH/WSS 461/561 Women in Cinema
ARH 491 Internship in Film Studies
DOC/HIS 335 History and Theory of Documentary Film
EAS 140 Introduction to Asian Cinema
ENG 243 Literature and Film: Chaplin and the Poets; Comic Books & Comic Book Movies
ENG 355 Studies in Film: Race and Hollywood Cinema
ENG 412Y Topics in Film and Drama: French New Wave Cinema
FRE 315 Introduction to French Cinema (may be taught in French)
LCS 315 Film in Contemporary Latin America

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