Minor in Film and Media Studies

LMC provides minors in Film and Media Studies, Performance Studies, Science Fiction Studies, and Technical Communication. The School also co-sponsors minors in East Asian Studies; Health, Medicine, and Society; Science, Technology, and Society; and, Women, Science, and Technology.

Students wishing to pursue any of these minors should consult LMC director or associate director of undergraduate studies for detailed information concerning requirements. Courses for all minors are selected from "Courses of Instruction."

LMC also sponsors a series of certificate programs in American Literature and Culture, Film Studies, and Literary and Cultural Studies. Students should consult the LMC director or associate director of undergraduate studies for detailed information on requirements. The courses for these certificates are among those listed in "Courses of Instruction," and all fulfill humanities requirements.

LMC and the School of History and Sociology also cooperate in providing a certificate in African American Studies. Students should consult either school for detailed information concerning requirements. Courses for this certificate are selected from among those listed in "Courses of Instruction."

Film and Media Studies Minor

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) sponsors the Film and Media Studies minor, which offers students in any major the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of film and media through concentrated study in courses offered by LMC and the Schools of History and Sociology (HSOC) and Modern Languages (ML). The Film and Media Minor is largely concentrated on the rhetoric, history, theory, and broad cultural context of its subject. While is not aimed at developing skills in film or media production, those interested in gaining background in this area may take a course in video production as part of the minor.

Minor Program of Study & Guidelines

Program of Study

The Film and Media Studies minor is comprised of 18 credit hours, of which at least 12 credit hours must be upper-division coursework (numbered 3000 or above).

Required Courses
Select one of the following sequences:6
Introduction to Film
and Film History
Introduction to Media Studies
and Film History
Select three of the following:9
Communication and Culture
Studies in Film and Television
Major Filmmakers
Global Cinema
Documentary Film
Experimental Film
Technologies of Representation
Film and/as Technology
Video Production
Special Topics in Film
Capstone Course
Select one of the following: 13
Seminar in Media Studies
Seminar in Film Studies
HTS Course on Film/Media (e.g. HTS 2085)
Modern Language Course on Film/Media (e.g. GRMN 4024)
Total Credit Hours18
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Each student must also take either a capstone-type course or a course from a closely related area that will provide additional depth and perspective to the study of film and media.

  • All minor courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis and must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better.
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours of Special Topics courses may be included in this minor program or the student may complete 3 credit hours of Special Topics and 3 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research. Students may not use 6 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research for this minor.
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
  • This minor is designed to increase the breadth of students’ education. Therefore it is open to all students except those in the CM and LMC majors. CM and LMC majors interested in this topic should consult with their advisors about electing the appropriate degree thread.
  • It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.