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Film + Media Studies Minor

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Claudia Consolati \ cconsolati@uarts.edu \ 215.717.6261
Minor Advisor


The Minor in Film + Media Studies provides a foundation in the study of film and modern media by combining analytical coursework in the history, theory, and aesthetics of screen art’s diverse styles and modes. Alongside this, the minor offers introductory studio instruction in filmmaking or screenwriting. 

Program Objectives

  • Read and interpret the cinematic arts in a sophisticated and informed fashion and with a conscious eye to their technical, aesthetic, historic, and cultural significance;
  • Discuss and debate narrative, experimental, and documentary live action and animated film; television; screenwriting; and related media and other arts in a scholarly, intelligent, and original manner;
  • Propose, research, write, and present analytical papers/projects concerning film and media arts, their history and aesthetics, and/or the technical processes of making film, television, and related work;
  • Gain foundational training in the creation (writing and/or producing) of scripts and/or screen works that reflect upon and synthesize what they have learned in both lecture and studio environments; and
  • Understand the range of cinema arts, from industrially organized projects to independently produced pieces to the work of individual artists. 

Program Requirements (15 credits)