Film Studies Minor

Bring Your Passion to the Classroom

The Film Studies minor offers students the opportunity to select an interdisciplinary program of study that examines the many facets of American and international film. The program allows students to experience different approaches to film study, including film theory, film history, film aesthetics, national cinemas, and cultural differences.

Minor Requirements

  • The minor requires the completion of fifteen (15) semester hours in courses approved by the College of Motion Picture Arts, including at least one of the two core courses (FIL2001 and/or FIL2030).
  • All courses for the minor must be taken at FSU and completed with a grade of C- or higher.
  • Courses counted towards the Film Studies minor cannot also be used to meet major requirements. This policy is set to the Registrar’s Office and not the College of Motion Picture Arts. You can read more about this policy here:

Course Listings

Students pursuing the Film Studies minor should work with their advisor to select a program of study from the following list of approved courses:

Please note that courses on this list may not be offered every semester. Contact the specific department for more information on when a course is being offered.

During some semesters, a department may also offer Special Topics courses dealing with aspects of film studies. Some of these courses may be approved for the Film Studies minor. Please be sure to contact the College of Motion Picture Arts before registering for a Special Topics course to confirm whether the course will count for the minor.

For assistance with advisement for the Film Studies minor, or to see if a Special Topics course can be approved for the minor, contact