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MSU's film studies minor is an interdisciplinary program of study designed to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge of film. The minor recognizes the importance of film literacy in the digital age and provides you the critical skills needed to productively engage in our mass-mediated world.


Program Requirements

You must meet MSU's admission requirements.

Film Studies minor Courses 

Core courses (12 credit hrs.)     

FLM 170 - Introduction to Film
FLM 270 - Film History 
FLM 470 - Film Theory 
CVM 140 - Field Production Practices

Electives (9 Credit Hrs.)

CVM 320 - Feature and Documentary Writing*
CVM 481 - Documentary Production*
CVM 483 - Animation Production*
CVM 485 - Narrative Video Production*
ENG 470 - Introduction to Film Literature*
FLM 399 - Special Topics (may be taken more than once for credit if topic varies)
FRN 404 - Seminar in French Literature (must be focused on film)*
SPA 309 - Explorations in Hispanic Film Analysis*
THEA 284 - Acting Techniques*
*no prerequisite course required if taken as part of the minor

For further information contact the coordinator/advisor of film studies, Jeffrey Hill at 783-9383 or

For a complete list of program requirements visit the undergraduate catalog website.

Career Opportunities

Students who minor in film have the opportunity to transform their interest into rewarding careers in filmmaking, broadcasting, journalism, or education.

MSU's Career Services offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.

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