The Minor in Screen Studies, offered by the Department of Film and Media Arts, provides students the opportunity to sample the aesthetics, history and cultural significance of moving-image media. It draws upon the fields of cinema studies and humanities-based disciplines of media studies and media arts theory, while also encouraging students to approach screen cultures from neighboring disciplines, such as cultural studies, area studies, art history or visual studies.

The Minor in Screen Studies requires a minimum of 19 credits and is open to all undergraduate students across the university.

Campus Location: Main

Contact Information

Chris Cagle, Associate Professor


FMA 1172Introduction to Film and Video Analysis3
Select one of the following:3-4
Media Arts for Non-Production Majors
Media & Culture
Select one history survey:3-4
Survey of New Media
Film History I (1895-1950)
Film History II (1950-Present)
History of Experimental Film and Video Art
Writing-Intensive Study in Documentary Film
Select one theory course:4
Theory and Practice of Media Culture
Film Theory
Select one course on film/media and culture:3-4
Topics in Media Culture
American Film
Topics in Film Study
Contemporary Screen Studies
International Cinema
Anthropological Film/Media
Women Film/Video Artists
One 2000+ FMA studies elective3-4
Total Credit Hours19-23