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Minor in Film and Television

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Minor Overview

A minor in film, television and media arts will broaden your appreciation for visual storytelling as an art form, and familiarize you with the basics of screenwriting and film production. You’ll explore the rich history of cinema and television and develop a foundation in the theories and techniques that make characters and stories spring to life.

Quinnipiac’s proximity to the media epicenter of New York City provides exciting opportunities to enrich your academic experience through internships. You will benefit from access to a vast network of alumni who work as media professionals and are eager to mentor you. You’re also free to explore the many facets of multimedia production with the sophisticated equipment in Quinnipiac’s Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center, all-digital media state-of-the-art production environment where students create sophisticated broadcast-quality video content and programming, as well as high tech multimedia productions for web and mobile. 

Curriculum and Requirements

Film and Television Minor Curriculum

Students electing this minor must complete the courses under one of the following two tracks (18 credits). Either track is for students majoring from within or outside of the School of Communications.

Film and Television: Film History/Analysis Track

Minor requirements
FTM 102Understanding Film3
FTM 240Analysis of the Moving Image3
FTM 320History of Film I (to 1975)3
FTM 322History of Film (and Television) II3
Film Elective 13
FTM 450Senior Seminar in Film and Television3
Total Credits18

With permission of chairperson. Eligible courses include: FTM 380; SO 238, Sociology Through Film; COM 305, Vietnam; COM 340 (can choose either Cinema of India or Holocaust and Film) and others.

Film and Television: Production/Writing Track

Minor requirements
FTM 102Understanding Film3
FTM 110Single Camera Production3
FTM 112Multicamera Production3
FTM 245Intermediate Production3
FTM 372Screenwriting3
FTM 450Senior Seminar in Film and Television3
Total Credits18

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