The Film Concentration in the Communication Major within the Department of Communication, Theatre, and Art focuses on Film Studies including analyzing the history of cinema in relation to art, industry, and culture. Students are required to take core courses in Communication supplemented by a range of courses in Film Studies.
The Film Concentration within the Communication Major consists of 46 credits and requires an outside minor. The core Communication Major courses (22 credits) include:
ENG 2105 Investigative Writing - 2 cr.
CTA 1114 Media Literacy
CTA 2240 Intercultural Communication or Study Abroad
CTA 3445 Argumentation
CTA 4414 Media Criticism
CTA 4445 Persuasion
The Film Concentration consists of an additional 24 Credits in the following courses:
CTA 2201 Film as Art (the basic introduction to film course should be taken first)
CTA 2220 Film Genre (4 credits total; either two 2 credit courses or one 4 credit course)
CTA 2301 World Cinema (surveying global film cultures and industries)
CTA 4220 Great Filmmakers (the director/auteur choices vary annually)
Upper Division (3000 or above) Film-related Elective
* Note: Two Great Filmmakers courses may be used here as well as special topics film courses or the cross-listed Philosophy course: Beauty & Death: Sublime Aesthetics, which incorporates film analysis.
CTA 4999 Thesis Project Independent Study
*Note: For seniors only, the topic is student's choice and the output consists of regular meetings and a 20 page paper suitable as a writing sample).
Application to the major is made during the SPRING semester of the SOPHOMORE year (or when a student has completed at least 10 credits in the major [including ENG 2105 with a B- or better], but no more than 24 CTA credits). Senior students are NOT accepted into the major. A grade of C or better is required in all CTA classes.
For more information on the courses or Film Concentration, please contact Dr. Nathan Carroll at: email@example.com