May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Film Studies Minor

Coordinator: Kevin J. Reynolds
Phone: (540) 568-8183

The minor in film studies is designed for students who wish to extend their critical understanding of visual communication and narrative form by studying how movies tell stories, convey information and influence audiences. Because the program is cross disciplinary, it examines films as both art and entertainment, bringing together the literary traditions of English and the communication perspectives of media arts and design. Together, the aim is to explore cinema’s pictorial “language,” investigate its commercial consequences and evaluate its impact across cultures as a medium for enacting the human story.

Six credit hours may be double-counted between the minor and major. Information is available from the film studies advisor of the School of Media Arts and Design  or the Department of English .

Required Courses

Total: 18 Credit Hours