The major in Film and New Media emphasizes interdisciplinary and global approaches to film and new media. Students develop critical and interpretive skills for making and understanding documentary, experimental, narrative, and interactive styles of film and new media and learn the methods and theoretical models for analyzing film, new media and their histories. The six electives classes can be taken from any area in the curriculum, but students should work with an advisor in the Film and New Media program to plan a sequence to support a particular interest. Only one course may double-count for the major in Film and New Media and another major or concentration.

Requirements

12 courses, distributed as follows:

  • 4 required courses:
    • Sound, Image and Story
    • Concepts in Film and New Media
    • Forms of Writing for Film and New Media
    • Understanding MENASA Film and New Media
  • 5 Electives: from Film and New Media
  • 1 Elective: from another Arts program *
  • 2 Capstone: Seminar and Project

* For students doing a Capstone in FNM Studies, one introductory-level Studies course in another Arts major, such as Interpreting Music, Introduction to Visual Culture, or Thinking Theater; for students doing a Capstone in FNM Practice, one introductory-level Studies course in another Arts major, such as Making Music, Foundations of 2D, 3D, or 4D Art, or Making Theater.2 Required Courses: Concepts of Film and New Media; Sound, Image, and Story