“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 (Take this now instead of COM 311, number has changed but it’s the same course)
  • 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.


ART 114: Intro to Video Art

EAL 252   Intro to Chinese Film

COM 246   Intro to Film and Media Studies

COM 247  Foundations of Digital Media

COM 309  Visual Storytelling

COM 310  Advanced Digital Media

COM 312  Film History to 1945

COM 316  Screenwriting

COM 318  Culture and Sitcom (also WGS)

COM 370  Gender & Hitchcock

COM 370  Super Heroes

COM 370 Major Movements in European Cinema

SOC 366 Sociological Analysis of Film


Dr. Woodrow Hood
Director Film Studies Program

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