Department of English

Programs / Minors: Minor in Film Studies

The Minor in Film Studies

The Minor in Film Studies provides a broad background in moving image media, art, and entertainment. Along with courses in film analysis, history, and theory, professional training is also offered at various levels in story development and scriptwriting for film and television. The minor offers interdisciplinary coursework that serves as a credential for students interested in graduate study or in working in the educational, commercial, or entertainment industries, whether locally, nationally, or internationally.

Programs

Required Course - 3 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • FILM 4200
    Advanced Studies in Film
    3

Select two of the following - 6 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • FILM 3200
    Film History and Theory I
    3
  • FILM 3210
    Film History and Theory II
    3
  • FILM 3220
    Studies in Film
    3

Required Course - 3 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • FILM 3105
    Fundamentals of Writing for Film and Television
    3
  • FILM 3220
    Studies in Film *
    3
  • FILM 4105
    Advanced Writing for Film and Television
    3
  • FILM 4200
    Advanced Studies in Film *
    3
  • COM 4444
    Film and Video Structure and Process
    3
  • TPS 3213
    Acting for the Camera
    3
  • TPS 3703
    Broadway to Hollywood: Musical Theatre on Stage and Film
    3
  • FL 4490
    Special Topics in Foreign Language
    3
  • Any 3000-4000 level film-based course taught in any other discipline at Kennesaw State University

Notes:
Because all minors require fifteen hours, a fifth course will be selected from the student's Area F requirements in consultation with the advisor for the minor.
*Can be taken a second time as the fourth course provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.


Program Total (15 Credit Hours)


Important Information about Minors

When you declare a formal minor, it is not automatically displayed on your transcript. In order to graduate with a minor that will be noted on your permanent record, you must declare the minor through Owl Express.

  • A course may not fulfill requirements of more than one minor or certificate.
  • Students must earn a grade of at least "C" in all course work applicable to a formal minor.
  • The credit hours for some courses may be counted toward both the major and minor, but at least 9 hours of the minor must be non-duplicative with course requirements in the major.
  • At least 6 of the upper division hours must be earned in residence at KSU.
For more information, contact our Assistant Director of Academic Advising, Dr. Dorothy Kuykendal (dkuyken3@kennesaw.edu; 470-578-7531).