List A includes courses with a primary focus on film. The courses of list B are concerned with general media studies and are broad and comparative by design, focusing on the integration of various media in culture and society, and on the collective experience of living in an image- and media-saturated world.
Courses comprising the minor may be taken in any order; however, it is highly recommended that students take FMST 200 early in the program. Additionally, students should be aware that certain courses have departmental prerequisites. It is the students’ responsibility to fulfill these prerequisites should they wish to declare a minor in film and media studies, recognizing that certain courses may be required even though they themselves do not count toward the minor in film and media studies. Note: Film and Media Studies minors wishing to take ARTS 201 - Digital Studio: Animation, Image, and Sound Manipulation (SA) ; ARTS 202 - Digital Studio: Making, Modeling, and Gaming (SA) ; ARTS 221 - Video Art I: Representing Reality (SA) ; ARTS 241 - Photography I (SA) ; and ARTS 242 - Digital Photography (SA) — these courses require ARTS 100 - Introduction to Studio Art (SA) , as a prerequisite. Students should plan accordingly and take ARTS 100 in the first or second year.
Following the completion of the minor, students are encouraged to undertake a capstone experience. Honors thesis courses and senior seminars provide an opportunity for research that could build upon both the student’s major and the film and media studies minor.