Finding it difficult to watch movies and keep on top of your school work? Ever spend a class period wondering how the lecture - -or your life itself - - would be filmed?
If so you might be interested in MSU’s Film Studies Minor, an interdisciplinary program of study designed to give students a theoretical as well as practical knowledge of film. It recognizes the importance of film literacy in the digital age and offers students the critical skills they will need to productively engage with the mass-mediated world of the 21st century. To view one of the 2008 winning entries in the Morehead Film Challenge, click here.
Employers, legislators, and parents are all asking for dynamic educational programs that "update" the liberal arts to meet the technological needs of the 21st century. A Film Studies minor provides just such an "update" as it offers students a critical awareness of one of the most influential technologies of the era, film, while it reinforces the intellectual skills commensurate with a liberal arts education. Students who minor in film have the opportunity to parlay their interest into rewarding careers in filmmaking, broadcasting, journalism, or education.
The MSU Film Committee is dedicated to the promotion of film on campus, oversees the film series and minor as well as the student Film Club. The committee is currently comprised of its founding members Jeffrey Hill, Dr. Annie Adams, Dr. Bruce Engle, and Dr. Mark Graves. Potential members, faculty from any discipline who have an active scholarly and pedagogic interest in film, may apply for membership by submitting a brief (no more than 2 pages) vita to Professor Jeffrey Hill. Professor Hill and the rest of the founding members will review the applicant's film credentials and make a determination accordingly. Any accepted member will serve on the committee as long as s/he wishes to do so.
The MSU Film Club is designed for students with an interest in film. Students will meet and discuss films and filmmaking. There will be field trips, workshops, and on-campus film screenings/events.
For further information contact the Coordinator/Advisor of Film Studies Jeffrey Hill at 783-9383 or firstname.lastname@example.org. View our department's website at www.moreheadstate.edu/iis.
Admission to MSU (See MSU admission requirements.)
Film Studies Course Rotation
The course overview below lists what classes are required and what classes can be taken as electives. It also lists when the classes will be offered.
Core courses: 12 hours
FLM 170 “Introduction to Film” every semester
FLM 270 “Film History” SPRING even years
FLM 470 “Film Theory” SPRING odd years
CVM 485 “Narrative Film Production” (no pre-req if taken as part of the minor) FALL even years
Global Cinema: 3 hours
FRN 404 “Seminar in French Literature” (must be focused on film) (no pre-req if taken as part of the minor) TBD
SPA 309 “Explorations in Hispanic Film Analysis” (no pre-req if taken as part of the minor)TBD
Note: a second international cinema course may count as an elective
Electives: 6 hours
CVM 320 "Screenwriting" (no pre-req if taken as part of the minor) FALL odd years
CVM 481 “Documentary Production” (no pre-req if taken as part of the minor) SPRING even years
CVM 483 “Animation Production” (no pre-req if taken as part of the minor) SPRING odd years
ENG 470 “Introduction to Film Literature” TBD
FLM 399 “Special Topics” (may be taken more than once for credit if topic varies) TBD
THEA 284 “Acting Techniques” I & II