“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.


18699, ART 114 A, Intro to Video Art, MW 12:30-3
20894, COM 309 A, Visual Storytelling, Gilbert, TR 12:30-1:45

19676, COM 310 A, Adv Digital Media Production, Piercy, T 2-4:30

19677, COM 313 A, Film History Since 1945, Jarrett, TR 2-3:15

20935, COM 316 A, Screenwriting, Piercy, R 2-4:30
19680, COM 320 A, Media Theory and Criticism, Dalton, TR 9:30-10:45 (required for minor)
11561 or 17032, COM 246 A or B, Intro to Film & Media Aesthetics, Gentry, TR 11-12:15

20027, COM 370 G, Imagination Project, Hill/Pilson, W 10-12:30

20888, COM 370 H, Sp. Top: Science Fiction, Film, Piercy, TR 12:30-1:45

20751, EAL 253 A, Intro. to Japanese Film, TR 3:30-4:45

20752, HMN 253, Intro. to Japanese Film, TR 3:30-4:45 (same as EAL 253)
20476, ENG 373 A, Literature and Film, MW 12:30-1:4520882, EAL 272 A, Lit & Film Taiwan, Hong Kong, TR 3:30-4:45

FLM 101 and 102


Dr. Woodrow Hood
Director Film Studies Program

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