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Film Studies Minor

Film has been and continues to be one of the most influential and dominant forms of visual media. The study of film includes the study of modern culture and the study of cinematic language and visual discourse.
The film studies minor at Barry University is designed to teach you how to critically read cinematic expression and analyze film from an informed position. Specifically, the aim of this program is to:

  • Immerse yourself in the history of film and its principal techniques;
  • Explore the social meaning of the uses of film;
  • Develop visual and aural literacy through film analysis skills; and
  • Promote critical thinking about the role of images in our society.

The depth of understanding gained from the film studies curriculum is extremely valuable in whatever profession you choose. When partnered with a number of different majors, a minor in film studies from Barry University may prepare you for a career or graduate study in:

  • Film Archival Work
  • Film Directing, Editing, and Cinematography
  • Film Journalism / Criticism
  • Film and TV Production
  • Film Teaching
  • Media History, Theory, and Criticism
  • Museum Curatorial Work
  • Scriptwriting

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