“There is a place for films that challenge preconceptions …
for films that explore the meaning of being human in an important way.”

–Peter Brunette


The Minor in Film Studies requires a minimum of 18 hours in approved courses. As an interdisciplinary minor, students may take courses from several departments and choose among offerings that focus on different aspects of film, from production to analysis and cultural studies.

All Film Studies Minors take the following courses:

  • COM 246 Introduction to Film & Media Aesthetics
  • COM 320  Media Theory and Criticism
  • One course in Production (e.g. COM 247, COM 309, COM 316, or COM 310, ART 114 or 214 Digital Art I and II)
  • One course in International Cinema (e.g. FRN, ITL, HMN, EAL)
  • 6 additional hours in elective courses
  • Please consult with the Film Studies Program Director for the complete up-to-date list of approved courses

Students pursuing internships in the film industry may also receive credit towards the Film Studies minor through FLM 101 or 102 Internship in Film Studies.


83374 ART 114 A Intro to Video Art TR 3:30-6:00 p.m.

81748 COM 246 Intro to Film TR 11-12:15p.m.

86372 COM 246 Intro to Film MW 2-3:15p.m.
92521 ART 260 A Classics of World Cinema MW 3:30-6:00 p.m.
90430 COM 247 A Foundations of Digital Media M 3:30-6:00 p.m.
91264 COM 309 A Visual Storytelling TR 12:30-1:45 p.m.
92774 COM 310 A Adv Digital Media Production W 2:00-4:30 p.m.
91319 COM 312 A Film History to 1945 TR 9:30-10:45 a.m.
87535 COM 316 A Screenwriting M 2:00-4:30 p.m.
92561 COM 370 B Movies, Magic and Meaning MW 12:30-1:45 p.m.

92525 THE 141 A On-Camera Performance TR 2:00-3:15 p.m.


92447 COM 116 A On-Camera Performance TR 2:00-3:15 p.m.

91409 SOC 366 A Sociological Analysis of Film MW 2:00-3:15 p.m.

92570 HUM290 A Humanities: Film, Lit, & Media MW 12:30-1:45p.m.

FLM 101 and 102 (Independent Study and Internships)


Dr. Woodrow Hood
Director Film Studies Program

Box 7347, Reynolda Station
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27109