Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Minor In Film And Video

Undergrad Communication Studies

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.

Required Core Courses

  • 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
  • MMC 4704: Media, Representation, and Diversity

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.