2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film Studies Minor

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The Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies allows students to take film-related courses in a broad range of separate disciplines (Fine Arts, Communication, Performing Arts, English, Spanish, etc.) and can take courses such as screenwriting, Latin American Cinema, Video Production, Editing and Design, Acting, Analysis of Music in Film, Black Identity, Female Filmmakers, and many more.

Many Film Studies students gain real experience through internships and off campus program opportunities.

At OWU you’ll have the opportunity to work immediately in your favorite field by becoming a Film Studies Intern and collaborating with us in one of the program initiatives.

Our OWU graduates have been able to compete successfully for admission to prestigious film schools and graduate programs; for positions in film and video production, distribution and exhibition; and with jobs as editors, producers, actors and filmmakers.

Minor Requirements

The minor requires completion of 5.25 units. In addition to ENG 254, which is required of all Film Studies minors, students must take at least 2 units from Group A and at least 1 unit from Group B. During the spring semester of their senior year, students must complete the FLMS 400.1 Senior Portfolio (0.25cr).

Required Courses

For an updated list of courses available that fulfill each requirement, go to the film studies major web page (under Requirements). 

Group A

Group A Courses with a primary focus on film (at least 2 units required for minor)


Group B

Group B Courses with a significant focus on film or skills relevant to film (at least 1 unit required for minor)


Topic Dependent Courses (Groups A, B, or C)

Topic-dependent courses when the topic focuses on film. May count as Group A, B, or C, depending on the focus. Counting these courses in the major requires approval from the Film Studies Program Director.

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