Course Requirements

Required credits for the Major: 36

All cinema majors must take:

Group I

Introduction (one course, 3 credits)

CIN 150 Introduction to Film (CMM 150)

Group II

Grounding (three courses chosen from the following four, 9 credits)

CIN 230 Introduction to Filmmaking
CIN 250 World Cinema (ML 251)
CIN 251W Film History
CIN 252W Film Analysis

Group III

Study in Depth (three courses chosen from the following five, 9 credits)

CIN 311 Film Directors
CIN 312 National Cinemas
CIN 313 Film Genres
CIN 314 Studies in Film
CIN 322 Cinematography

Group IV

Self-Definition (five courses chosen from the 16 below, 15 credits)

After completing the first three groups of requirements, a cinema student is expected to make a mature and informed decision on how best to complete the major. Some will wish to select courses in film/TV production, while oth-ers will continue with film studies, and yet others will combine these two options. Because the specific content varies from semester to semester, CIN 311, 312, 313, 314, and 330 may be repeated for credit. As long as the student does not repeat content from Group III, the following courses in film studies may be counted toward the completion of the major:

CIN 225 Storytelling for the Screen
CIN 230 Introduction to Filmmaking
CIN 311 Film Directors
CIN 312 National Cinemas
CIN 313 Film Genres
CIN 314 Studies in Film
CIN 322 Cinematography
CIN 327 Documentary Filmmaking
CIN 330 Topics in Filmmaking
CIN 331 Animation
CIN 334 Narrative Filmmaking
CIN 335 Advanced Screenwriting
CIN 430 Producing/Directing
CMM 244 Television Studio Production
CMM 440 Advanced Television Production
PHO 220 Introduction to Photography