“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 and Media 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 and Media Studies Minors take the following courses:

  • COM 120 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.

Fall 2016 Courses

COM 120 Intro to Film and Media Aesthetics (same as old COM 246)

COM 216 On-Camera Performance

COM 247 Foundations of Digital Media

COM 309 Visual Storytelling

COM 310 Advanced Digital Media Production

COM 312 Film History to 1945 (also listed as FLM 312)

COM 313 Film History Since 1945 (also listed as FLM 313)

COM 316 Screenwriting

COM 318 Culture and the Sitcom

COM 320 Media Theory and Criticism

COM 370 Special Topics


            Collaborative Filmmaking

ART 114 Intro to Video Art

ART 214 Video Art: Site Specific

ART 260 Classics of World Cinema

ART 260L Classics of World Cinema Group Film Screening

ART 261 Topics in Film History

ART 396K Art History Seminar: Film

FLM 101 Internship in Film Studies I

FLM 102 Internship in Film Studies II

FLM 390 Special Topics in Film Studies

COM 217 Imagination Project 

COM 323 Superheroes, Cinema and American Mythology

EAL  252. Chinese Cinemas (3h)

HMN   252.    Chinese Cinemas (3h)

SPA  313. Lights, Camera, ¡Acción! Cinema and Culture in the Spanish-Speaking World. (3h)

HMN 290 Humanities: Film, Literature and Media (3h)


Dr. Woodrow Hood
Director Film Studies Program

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