Courses for a Degree in Film and Media

Film and media focuses on studying movies, TV shows, and other media and using this knowledge to create your own media pieces.

For this major you’ll take lots of film and media classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in film and media.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in film and media:

Film and Media Courses:

  • Introduction to the Film Medium
  • Film and Media Aesthetics
  • History of the Silent Film
  • History of the American Sound Film
  • American Popular Culture
  • Classical Film/ Media Theory
  • Contemporary Concepts in Media Studies
  • Documentary Film and Video
  • Experimental Film and Video
  • Basic Video Production
  • Basic Film Production
  • Animation
  • Film History
  • Scriptwriting
  • Directed Project/ Study
  • Media Internship

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology