Feb 24, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024

Film Studies, Minor

The interdisciplinary Minor in Film Studies is designed to allow students to develop knowledge of film and video as an art form while fulfilling the requirements for one of the approved degree programs at the University.  The Film Studies Minor offers courses that focus directly or implicitly on cinema.  The program is designed for students who wish to understand film better as an art form, as popular culture, and as a major medium of communication.  The courses that satisfy the minor represent different aspects of film and video art: (1) Culture, (2) History, (3) Theory, and (4) Production. 

All program-level Admissions and Progression Requirements are in addition to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Admission Requirements .

Admission Requirements

Current UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Students

Minor Requirements

The Minor in Film Studies requires the completion of 18 credit hours of approved courses. 

Elective History/Theory Courses (15 credit hours)

Select five of the following:

Minor Total = 18 Credit Hours

Progression Requirements

  • Students are required to complete FILM 1502: Introduction to Film and Media as a foundational course which counts toward the Minor.
  • Students may take both Interdisciplinary and Production Electives for the 5 courses (15 credits) required for the Minor.

Special Policies or Requirements

  • Students are able to count both FILM and FILM cross-listed courses toward their Minor. If a course is cross-listed with another program or department (i.e. AMST, ENGL). Students may sign up for either section and receive credit toward the Minor.
  • Students are able to take multiple Topics in Film courses to count toward their Minor (i.e. FILM 3050 , FILM 3051 ). DegreeWorks recognizes up to two (2) Topics in Film courses automatically. Additional courses should receive Program approval prior to enrolling, and may require a waiver request to be recognized via DegreeWorks.
  • Should a different program or department offer a film-based course which is not cross-listed with FILM, students will need to receive special approval from the Program to count toward the Minor.