Film and Media Studies  (Minor)

Do you like movies? Study film classics and new movies as well as their impact on society and culture and explore television, new media and film genres to gain a greater understanding of yourself and others.

Program Description

The film and media studies minor is useful for students who want to explore the critical and creative study of film and media. Students can opt to study a range of courses that emphasize media and society, media industries, styles and genres and screenwriting.

ASU's Department of English has an extensive internship program, offering placements in publishing, media and marketing, government, nonprofits and film festivals. The department also boasts top online programs, rigorous undergraduate research opportunities and options for cultural and community involvement.

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus, or online
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA in film (film and media studies); BA in film (film and media production)

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

Enrollment Requirements

The film and media studies minor consists of 18 credit hours. At least 12 credit hours must be upper division, with a minimum of six upper-division credit hours from courses offered by the Department of English in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better.

Required Courses -- 9 credit hours

  • FMS 100: Introduction to Film and Media Studies (HU) (3)
  • FMS 200: Film and Media History ((L or HU) & H) (3)
  • FMS 300: Television Studies (L or HU) (3)

Electives -- 9 credit hours

  • FMS Upper Division Elective (9)

Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

Program Contact Information

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