Why study film and media?

The Department of Film and Media Studies unites the inquiry of the academic with the practice and technique of the artist. Scholars and filmmakers work and study together in an environment of mutual encouragement and collegiality.

Requirements for the Minor

Students selecting this minor must complete the following:
FMS 100Introduction to Film and Media3
FMS 380American Popular Culture of: _____3
Film History. Satisfied by one of the following:3
History of the Silent Film
History of the American Sound Film
History of the International Sound Film to 1950
History of the International Sound Film Post 1950
History of African-American Images in Film
Theory and Criticism. Satisified by one of the following:3
Classical Film/Media Theory
Contemporary Concepts in Media Studies
Film and Video. Satisifed by one of the following:3
Documentary Film and Video
Experimental Film and Video
Film Studies. Satisfied by one of the following: 3
Undergraduate Studies Seminar in: _____
Latin American Film
American Film Criticism

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours

Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence

Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior Hours

Satisfied by a minimum of 15 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.