Academic Catalog


Minor Film Studies Minor


A minor in film studies consists of 15 hours of course work.  COMM 270A is a prerequisite for the minor and is not included in the calculation of the grade point average for the minor.  Requirements for the minor are as follows.

COMM 388Motion Picture Aesthetics3
Select four courses from the list below:12
Understanding European Film
The Short Script
Narrative Adaptation
Screenwriting I
Editing Aesthetics
Documentary Production I
TV Screenwriting
Documentary Filmmaking Study Abroad
International Film History
American Film History
Screenwriting II
Film and Television Genres
A maximum of two of the following courses may be selected:
A History of French Cinema
Hispanic Film
German Cinema I
Total Credit Hours15

For completion of the minor, a student must have an overall grade point average of C (2.00) or better in all 300- and 400-level courses specified as a requirement for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses. Students must complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Students pursuing a major in Cinema and TV Production, Communication Studies, Media Studies, Professional Communication or Strategic Communication may not minor in Film Studies.