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Film Studies


Film is both a serious and popular art. Present generations are born into and raised by visual culture. American students have already watched more movies than they have read books. And they will continue to watch even more after they graduate. The overriding goal of the Film Studies Minor, therefore, is to provide our students with ways of increasing their understanding of the medium and enhancing and refining their tastes and appreciation of films. Through exposure to important and original cinema of diverse kind, students in the program will become more informed, articulate, and sensitive film viewers and consumers.

Advantages of a Minor in Film Studies

Film Studies is one of the fastest growing liberal arts programs at American colleges and universities. Unlike filmmaking, which teaches technical knowledge and practical production skills, Film Studies invites students to look at films aesthetically, historically, and culturally. Because of its unique interdisciplinary nature, a Minor in Film Studies allows students an exceptionally broad understanding of contemporary culture and its international dimensions while developing strong critical skills needed to articulate that understanding. Graduates with a Minor in Film Studies will clearly expand their career options and enhance their marketability. They can find jobs with film companies, film archives, and festivals. They can work in public relations or commercial advertising, for government agencies and non-profit organizations. They can be technical writers, critics, journalists, art managers, or teachers. The possibilities are almost unlimited.

Film Studies Faculty (Armstrong Campus)

Dr. Amanda Konkle, Department of Literature, Gamble Hall. 912-344-2625

Dr. Karen Hollinger, Department of Literature, Gamble Hall. 912-344-3199

Film Studies Faculty (Statesboro Campus)

Mr. Jason Knowles, Department of Communication Arts, Sanford Hall. 912-478-5138 (Director)

Dr. Tomasz Warchol, Department of Literature and Philosophy, Newton Building. 912-478-5471

Mr. Steven Nyberg, Department of Communication Arts, Sanford Hall.

Film Studies Minor Requirements

Last updated: 11/12/2020