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 (Fall 2018 and Summer 2018)

ARH 260 Introduction to Film Studies (full semester, 8W1, + Summer online)
ARH 264 New American Cinema (online only)
ARH 265 History of Photography *
ARH 269 The Hollywood Crime Film (online only)
ARH/ART 384 History and Practice of Video Art II
ARH 464/564 Advanced Analysis of Film Form, Story, Style *
ARH 491 Internship in Film Studies (+ Summer)
ART/MUS/THR 428 Sound Design for Film, Theatre, and Media
COM 386 Persuasion and Film
DOC 323 / HIS 334 Foundations of Documentary Filmmaking
EAS 140 Introduction to East Asian Cinema (8W2 + Summer online)
ENG 243 Literature and Film: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll
ENG 243 Literature and Film: The Use of Symbol and Trope in Horror
ENG 355 Studies in Film: The 1930 Shakespeare Talkies
HIS/JST 225 The Modern Jewish Experience in Film (possibly Summer online)
LCS 314 / SPN 318 Topics in Hispanic Film
LCS 315 Film in Contemporary Latin America (Summer online)
POS 206 Politics in Film (Summer online)
THR/PHY 370 Lighting Technology

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

Recent Film Studies Courses (2017-2018)

ARH 260 Introduction to Film Studies
ARH 264 New American Cinema (online only)
ARH 265 History of Photography
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
ARH 380 Poetry and Cinema
ARH/ART 383 History and Practice of Video Art I
ARH/ART 384 History and Practice of Video Art II
ARH 460/464/564 Advanced Analysis of Film Form, Story, Style
ARH 491 Internship in Film Studies
ART/MUS/THR 428 Sound Design for Film, Theatre, and Media
COM 386 Persuasion and Film
DOC 323/HIS 334 Foundations of Documentary Filmmaking
DOC/JRL 324 Introduction to Documentary Photography
DOC/HIS 335 History and Theory of Documentary Film
DOC/HIS 406 Practicum in Historical Documentary Filmmaking
EAS 140 Introduction to East Asian Cinema (also Winter online)
ENG 243 Literature and Film: Symbol and Trope in Horror
ENG 243 Literature and Film: Art of Longing and Melancholy
ENG 243 Literature and Film: 1990s Shakespeare Teen Flicks
ENG 243 Literature and Film: The Cinema of Disaster (Honors)
ENG 412Y Topics in Film or Drama: French New Wave and Global New Wave Cinema
FRE 238 Great Classics of French Cinema
ITA 318 Italian Cinema
AJST/HIS 225 American Cinema and the Jews (previous title, Winter online)
MUS 340 Film Sound, Music, and Musicals
THR 230 Great Drama on Film and Video
SPN 514 Latin American Cinema

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