Program overview

The film and media studies (FMS) minor will provide you with experience in film history, major directors, film genres, and film theory, immersing you in cinema studies as a specialized discipline and also emphasizing interdisciplinary humanities and cultural studies perspectives to give you a comprehensive understanding of media in the world.

Film & Media resources

Explore various Film and Media Studies special events, resources and more.

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Minor requirements

This minor integrates coursework in film aesthetics, American and global film history, and film practice, including courses in screenwriting and filmmaking.

Engage with FMS students

The Alternative Film Club meets weekly on Wednesday evenings starting at 6:15 p.m. in the Fine Arts building. Student participants enjoy the company of other film enthusiasts as they watch and discuss movies of their own selection, while munching on popcorn or pizza. 

For more information about the club and meeting locations each semester, please contact Cynthia Lucia at [email protected].


Film & Media Studies

Cynthia Lucia

Professor, Director of Film and Media Studies Program

Department of Media Arts

Fine Arts Building

clucia [at]


Academic Focus: Film and Television

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