2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 24, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cinema Studies Concentration, BA (Interdisciplinary Programs Major)

Chuck Maland, English, Chair

The Cinema Studies major includes both Cinema History/Theory/Aesthetics courses and Production courses in film and/or video. Students may choose a greater emphasis in cinema history and aesthetics or in moving image production, although all majors will take courses in both areas.

College Requirements

Arts and Sciences 

Concentration Requirements

 The concentration in Cinema Studies consists of 30 semester hours.

Complete 21 additional hours:

Students must complete at least two courses in the History/Theory/Aesthetics group and at least one course in the Production group.


Majors are encouraged to take courses, or even minor or major, in related areas (e.g., Journalism and Electronic Media, Four-Dimensional Arts, English, History, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Music, Theatre).

Honors Concentration

Candidates for the honors concentration must fulfill all the requirements for the Cinema Studies major and must satisfy the following stipulations:

  • Complete 12 hours of honors CNST courses at the 300-level or above. Any 300- or 400-level courses approved for Cinema Studies credit, including CNST 493 , may be taken through honors-by-contract with the permission of the instructor. Cinema Studies courses taken at the graduate level for undergraduate credit may be petitioned to count for honors credit in Cinema Studies.
  • Complete 3 hours of CNST 493 - Independent Study 
  • Maintain a 3.5 GPA in all courses required for the Cinema Studies concentration
  • Maintain an overall 3.25 GPA