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The Master of Arts in Liberal Arts, Film Studies track helps students to develop the knowledge and critical skills needed to address film as a unique artistic medium and form of cultural expression. Coursework includes both classes devoted exclusively to film and classes examining film in a broader interdisciplinary context.

Curriculum Requirements

The MA in Liberal Arts requires a minimum of 33 credit hours. The Film Studies track consists of:

  • Core Courses (15 credit hours)
    • HUM 6814: Introduction to Graduate Study
    • HUM 6821: Film Theory
    • HUM 6583: Global Cinema and New Media to 1960
    • HUM 6584: Global Cinema and New Media after 1960
    • HUM 6815: Research Seminar (or AMS 6938: Research Seminar)
  • Elective Courses (12 credit hours)
    • 12 credit hours of AMS or HUM elective courses; up to 6 of these credit hours can be taken outside the department. All course choices should be made in consulation with the Graduate Advisor.
  • Thesis (6 credit hours): HUM 6971
    • Students must write a thesis of between 25 to 40 pages in length and conduct an oral thesis defense to complete the degree. Students will be required to write and orally defend a thesis proposal prior to beginning the thesis process.

For more information about the Film Studies MA, contact the director of graduate studies: