Critical Film Production Minor
The minor in Critical Film Production provides undergraduate students with a rigorous introduction to core critical, formal, and technical aspects of filmmaking through the four required courses. The additional electives allow students to gain deeper theoretical, historical, and/or methodological knowledge to enrich their filmmaking practice.
The minor requires a minimum of 21 hours distributed over six courses as shown below. At least six hours of advanced-level (300 or 400) courses are included. A course cannot be used to satisfy more than one requirement within the minor.
Critical Film Production Requirements—21 Hours Required
|MACS 150 Intro to Digital Media Production||4 hours|
|MACS 260 Film Production||4 hours|
|MACS 370 Cinematography and Sound Design
-or- MACS 371 Editing and Post-Production for Cinema
NOTE: MACS 370 and MACS 371 do not count toward elective credits in the minor.
Select ONE of the following foundational study electives (3 hours):
- MACS 261 Survey of World Cinema I*
- MACS 262 Survey of World Cinema II*
- MACS 361 Film Theory and Criticism*
Select TWO electives from the following list of film history, theory, and criticism courses (3 hours):
A course cannot be used toward more than one requirement in the minor.
At least one of the elective courses must be at the 300-level or above.
"Topics" courses are eligible when taught as film theory, history, and criticism courses.
- MACS 203 Contemporary Movies
- MACS 205 Introduction to Documentary
- MACS 261 Survey of World Cinema I
- MACS 262 Survey of World Cinema II
- MACS 282 A World of Death and Blood: The Horror Movie
- MACS 284 Animated Media from Mickey to GIFs
- MACS 301 Cinema Decades
- MACS 361 Film Theory and Criticism
- MACS 366 (previously MACS 464) Film Festivals
- MACS 372 Screenwriting
- MACS 380 21st Century Documentaries
- MACS 395 Special Media/Cinema Topics
- MACS 485 Making Video Essays
- MACS 496 Advanced Media/Cinema Topics
For additional information about requirements, visit the Academic Catalog.
Questions? Contact Amy Wolff at email@example.com.