Film Studies

The film studies minor provides an overview of cultural and practical issues in film art. Five courses are required, each of which must be approved by the director of the minor: an introduction to film history and theory, a course that is a more specialized study of a particular film genre, a course in screenwriting or production, plus two additional director-approved courses. Film-related internships are often available in the Jackson area with the Mississippi Film Office and Crossroads Film Festival.

Other Millsaps courses may be adapted to meet these requirements, all to be approved by a director of the minor.

Minor in Film Studies

Five courses are required, all to be approved by the director of the minor.

Students must take an introduction to film history and theory, normally those classes listed below. Choose one of the following courses.

  • COMM 2100: History of the Media (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 3540: Film Studies (C- or higher)
  • PHIL 2250: Philosophy of Film (C- or higher)

Students must take one specialized course of a particular film genre, director, or issue. Students should take the following film-centered course or an approved film-friendly course.

  • ENGL 3540: Film Studies (C- or higher)

Students must take one course in screenwriting or production, which may be one of the following film-friendly courses.

  • ENGL 3760: Special Projects in Writing (C- or higher)
  • Special topics courses in filmmaking may also be approved by the director of the minor

Students must take two additional film-friendly courses, all to be approved by the director of the minor.

  • XXXX #### (C- or higher)
  • XXXX #### (C- or higher)

Various Millsaps courses may be adapted to meet these requirements, all to be approved by the director of the minor.

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