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For undergraduates, the Interdisciplinary Minor in Film and Video is open to all degree-seeking students, with the exception of those pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Studies (Sequence in Film, Video and New Media). To declare the minor, students must follow the procedures set by the Registrar's Office and include the minor on the Application for Degree. The minor will be awarded on completion of the bachelor's degree. A student who already holds a baccalaureate degree may pursue the minor in conjunction with a second bachelor's degree. All courses taken in the program may be counted toward other general and specific graduation requirements, and courses taken to fulfill other requirements may be applied to the film and video program.

The curriculum consists of four parts: the core course, Film Appreciation, which introduces students to basic critical and technical concepts in film analysis; one course in the history of film and video; one course in theory and/or criticism; and two courses in production and/or contexts. Students must follow the distribution guidelines and complete a minimum of five courses. Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better to be counted towards the minor. At least 75 percent of all credits for the minor must be earned at FAU. In addition to the regular curriculum, other courses with significant attention to film and video may be approved by the Director.

Core Course (required)

FIL 2000 Film Appreciation

History (1 course)

FIL 4036 Film to the 1940s
FIL 4037 Film since the 1940s
FIL 4364 Documentary Film and Video
RTV 4400 Television Studies

Theory and Criticism (1 course)

FIL 3803 Film Theory
FIL 4851 Film Criticism
MMC 4501 Visual Media Criticism

Production and Contexts (2 courses)


RTV 3228C Television Production
RTV 3260 Video Production
RTV 3229 Experimental Video Production
RTV 3332C Documentary Video Production
FIL 4106 Scriptwriting
TPP 4600 Dramatic Writing for Stage and Screen I


ANT 3391 Anthropology of Film
ENG 4114 Literature and Film
FIL 4056 Women and Film
FIL 4058 Radical Film, New Media and Social Movements
FIL 4672 Hollywood, Censorship, and Regulation
FIL 4832 Horror Film
FIL 4843 Studies in Asian Cinema
GEB 3052 Introduction to the Business of Motion Pictures
ITT 3520 Italian Cinema: From Text to Screen
ITT 3522 Italian-American Cinema
RTV 4403 U.S. Telecommunication Industry
SPT 4720 Spanish Literature and Film
WST 4337 Sex, Violence, and Hollywood

The undergraduate application and brochure is available for download.


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