Learn about the production, distribution, exhibition, history and theory of film by declaring the interdisciplinary film studies minor from Truman.
Pull Your Own Focus
Select 15 credits from a variety of film courses ranging from the technical to the aesthetic, then cap it off with an internship or a research project and public presentation at a conference of your choice.
You'll learn to approach film from a range of aesthetic, anthropological, cultural, economic, political and social perspectives. Explore a variety of genres and approaches to film and practice analyzing films through in-class discussion, written and visual production assignments.
We Help You Succeed
At Truman, you benefit from the small classes and personal attention only available at a small undergraduate institution. You'll also enjoy research opportunities that are more difficult to come by at a larger institution, and our 16:1 faculty-to-student ratio insures you'll receive personal attention.
Discover New Connections
At Truman, we know that all fields of study are connected in complicated and fascinating ways. Film Studies is one of 15 interdisciplinary studies programs available for you to explore the new possibilities that open up when two or more fields overlap. Our interdisciplinary studies major even allows you to custom design your own field of study.
Please contact the committee chair or one of its members with any questions.
Film Studies Minor Committee
Chair: Dereck Daschke (Philosophy & Religion Dept)
Shannon Jumper (Classical & Modern Languages Dept)
Sarah Mohler (English & Linguistics Dept)
Marilyn Yaquinto (Communication Dept)
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