What is a film studies minor?
In the span of nearly 130 years, filmmaking has grown from an entertainment novelty into one of the most pervasive artistic endeavors in human history. An interest in films can lead to an understanding of how the art informs and is informed by¬ the cultures that surround it. A film studies minor, designed as a secondary course of study that complements a student’s major interest or interests, is the ticket to comprehending the power of one of society’s major forms of mass communication.
Why minor in film studies at Furman?
As a private liberal arts and sciences university, Furman provides an exceptional environment for multidisciplinary studies, allowing students to find connections between multiple areas of interest. The film studies minor includes course options from nine academic disciplines. Small class sizes help provide one-on-one access to faculty who are among the best in their fields. Students work directly with advisors on advanced research opportunities, taking advantage of state-of-the-art resources and facilities. Get in touch with our admissions team to learn more.
Featured film studies courses
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9academic disciplines represented in the film studies course catalog
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Like declaring a major, students meet with the minor chair to discuss the details.
There is no limit to the number of minors a student may declare.
A minor program is an excellent way to explore further interests, gain additional skills to attract future employers, and discover connections between the different subjects you’re passionate about. Many students find that taking on a minor makes for a more well-rounded and complete educational experience.