The Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies offers a film studies major as a structured concentration within bachelor’s degree with individual concentration (BDIC) program.

To apply to the major, you must have completed or be currently registered for at least 15 credits. You’ll develop your individual plan of study through the BDIC Proposal Writing course. The major consists of 12 courses: five required core courses and seven electives. Required courses include one in the history of film before the 1950s, one in the history of film after the 1950s, one director or genre course, one national cinema course, and one film theory course.

Through the choices for the elective film courses, students can choose to develop a specialization within the discipline of film studies. Suggested specializations include: history of cinema, film theory, film criticism, world cinema, cinema cultures, international film, filmmaking, production, and self-designed.