Film and Screen Studies Major, BA

(NYC, PLV)

In this program film is seen as both an object of study and a methodological tool used in a variety of disciplines. Up to 24 credits in this major can be taken from courses offered in other departments, and at least 12 credits must be FSS-headed courses. Up to 21 credits can be "double-counted" towards both the FSS major and a second Dyson major, as long as both are BA degree programs. At least 15 credits must count exclusively for the FSS major (i.e., not counted towards either the University Core or second major).  See program director for assistance and approvals.

University Core – (44-55)

Film and Screen Studies Major – (36)

Required Major Courses: (12 credits)

FSS 202History of Film

3 credits

FSS 203The Art of Film

3 credits

FSS 383Theories of Film

3 credits

FSS 386Seminar on Film

3 credits

Note that FSS 386 may be taken for credit more than once, because each semester the course topic differs (to include genres, movements, major figures or periods).

Required Major Electives: (24 credits)

Unless otherwise noted, electives are three (3) credits each. Students choose electives in FSS and other academic programs but no more than 6 credits in ART or MCA (unless double majoring or minoring in that area).

Close advisement in this program is necessary if double majoring and because each term new film courses are created. For courses not on this list, students must obtain approval from FSS Director.

Approved FSS INT Electives:

FSS 296ATopic: Hitchcock

3 credits

FSS 296CTopic: History of the Documentary

3 credits

FSS 296DVideo I

3 credits

INT 298AThe Biology of Science Fiction Film

6 credits

FSS 393Internship in Film and Screen Studies

3 credits

FSS 395Independent Study in Film & Screen Studies

2 - 3 credits

16 mm film production

Sample list of Approved FSS Film Electives from the following Other Disciplines:

Anthropology, Art, Communications, English, French, History, Italian, Japanese, Latin American Studies, Literature, Media and Communication Arts, Philosophy, Sociology, Spanish, Theater, Women Studies, Interdisciplinary.

Unless otherwise noted, the following are 3-credit courses:

ANT 101Introduction to Anthropology

3 credits

ANT 296QTopic: Middle East through Film

3 credits

ART 153Introduction to Photography

3 credits

ART 174Picturing Art in Film and Video

3 credits

ART 176Visual Literacy

3 credits

ART 186Digital Design I

3 credits

ART 228Photography II: Color

3 credits

ART 245Art History: History of Photography

3 credits

ART 253Photography II: Black and White

3 credits

ART 2852D Animation I

3 credits

ART 287Digital Design II

3 credits

ART 289Video I

3 credits

ART 380Computer Illustration

3 credits

ART 356Photography III: Experimental Photography

3 credits

ART 385Advanced Digital Animation

3 credits

COM 114Introduction to Mass Media

3 credits

COM 239Milestones in Communication Research

3 credits

COM 245Communication and Popular Culture

3 credits

COM 296Topics in Communication

3 credits

COM 297BTopic: Media and Gender

3 credits

ENG 201Writing in the Disciplines

3 credits

ENG 396BScreenwriting

3 credits

FRE 154Topics from French Literature and Culture in Translation

6 credits

FRE 154FTopic: The French Speaking World in Film

3 credits

FRE 154WTopic The Second Sex: Images of Women in Literature and Film

3 credits

FRE 380Seminar: French Literature and Film (PLV)

3 credits

HIS 296BTopic: Modern East Asia in Film

3 credits

HIS 296FSamurai Images Past and Present

3 credits

ITA 154IItalian Cinema

3 credits

JPN 154Topic: Modern Japanese Literature and Film in English Translation

3 credits

JPN 154CTopic: Japanese Culture Through Film

3 credits

LAS 101The Other "America": Introduction to Latin American Studies

6 credits

LAS 210Luz, Camara, Accion! : Film as Mirror of Social Change in Latin American History and Culture

6 credits

LIT 211DThe Individual and Society

3 credits

LIT 280Shakespeare Goes to the Movies

3 credits

LIT 348Literature and Film

3 credits

LIT 360Shakespeare on Film

3 credits

LIT 396HLiterature of the Supernatural

3 credits

MCA 220The Making of a Motion Picture

4 credits

MCA 252Media Production I

3 credits

MCA 330Film Noir- The Dark Side of American Cinema

3 credits

MCA 331Women in American Film

3 credits

MCA 353Media Production II

3 credits

MCA 354Producing Corporate Video

3 credits

MCA 356Digital Editing Workshop I - AVID

4 credits

MCA 357Careers in Television

3 credits

MCA 360Screenwriting

4 credits

COM 370Literature and Film

3 credits

MCA 371Landmarks in American Film

3 credits

MCA 372British Film

3 credits

MCA 396BTopic in Communication: The Great Italian Directors

3 credits

MCA 396LTopic: Children's Film

3 credits

MCA 396PTopic: The Film World of Steven Spielberg

3 credits

MCA 396STopics in Media and Communication Arts: The Acting Experience for Video

3 credits

MCA 396TTopic in Media and Communication Arts: The Animated Film

3 credits

MCA 396YTopics in Media and Communication Arts: The Movie Remake

3 credits

MCA 397FTopic: From Script to Screen

3 credits

MCA 499Seminar

3 credits

MCA 499CSeminar: The Documentary Film

3 credits

MCA 499FSeminar in Media and Communications Art: The Science Fiction Film

3 credits

PHI 296ETopic: Philosophical Themes in Modern Film

3 credits

SOC 118Sociology Through Film

3 credits

SPA 154GTopic: Latin American Literature and Film

3 credits

SPA 154VLatin American Cinema

3 credits

SPA 380CSeminar: Culture of Spain through Film

3 credits

SPA 480CSeminar: Love and Repression in Modern Latin American and Caribbean Literature and Film

3 credits

SPA 480FTopic: Latin American Literature and Film of the 21st Century: The Andean World

3 credits

THR 208Playwriting

3 credits

THR 357Acting for Television and Film

3 credits

THR 358Acting for Television and Film II

3 credits

WS 268Men and Masculinities

3 credits

WS 269Lesbians in Literature and Film

3 credits

WS 296AQueer Cinema

3 credits

WS 296HTopic: Girls on Film: Cultural Studies in New Wave Feminism

3 credits

WS 296KTopic: Women and Film, Past and Present

3 credits

WS 296QWomen in the Arthurian Legends: Medieval to Modern

3 credits

INT 196Italian Culture and Civilization: Classical-Contemporary

0 - 7 credits

INT 196JThe Sacred and the Secular in East Asia

6 credits

INT 296QTopic: The City in Film, Literature and Social Theory

6 credits

INT 297AHong Kong and Bollywood: Globalization of Asian Cinema

6 credits

INT 297XMedia and the Politics of War

6 credits

INT 298AThe Biology of Science Fiction Film

6 credits

Learning Communities:

ART 186BBasic Digital Design - Learning Community

3 credits

and

ART 145BPainting I - Learning Community

3 credits

ENG 120KCritical Writing - Learning Community

4 credits

and

CISC 101KFilm and Computing: Real and Virtual Identities

Open Electives – (37-48)

Total Credit Hours: 128

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