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.
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 40 to 80 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,
Dr. Brook Sadler.