Department of English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
In the Film Studies minor students will engage major artistic, technological, commercial and social developments throughout cinema and media history. They will learn a language of analysis that will equip them to communicate about and with moving images.
Courses taken for credit in minor programs may not be counted toward English majors.
Why Consider a Film Studies Minor?
The study of film is one of the fastest growing disciplines at American colleges and universities. While the Film Studies minor provides a solid foundation for further professional development in the fields of filmmaking, curating, or media publishing, it also fosters a broad base of abilities sought by employers in a variety of employment sectors. At Western we encourage students to combine critical writing with hands-on moving image projects because we value the multimedia communication skills that are becoming increasingly important, not only in the job market, but for all informed citizens. The film studies minor at Western also emphasizes that film is a global medium and welcomes students with interests in global studies.
Filmmaker | Film Programmer | Archivist/Preservationist | Secondary or Higher Education | Film/TV Critic | Screenwriter | Multimedia publishing | Arts Administration
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Meet with the English Department’s Undergraduate Program Coordinator or the Film Studies Minor Advisor to declare this minor.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.