Film Studies

An multidisciplinary minor program, USD's Film Studies minor is geared for students who want to explore the depth and breadth of films across cultures and forms.

Students will gain a critical literacy of many types of moving image media, as film today can no longer be singularly defined as the Hollywood feature film. 
Completing the minor could help students develop a capacity for visual analysis, as well as critical thinking and writing skills. In taking a variety of film courses across the disciplines, students could discover interests in film criticism and research, or decide to pursue work in film leading them to careers in the arts, business, journalism, writing or education.

Declaring the Film Studies Minor

Students are required to complete FILM 101 and FILM 301, plus 12 additional units of designated courses from at least two of the following departments: Art, Architecture + Art History; Communication Studies; English; History; and Languages, Cultures and Literatures.

Get Started

  • Email to set up an advising appointment
  • Fill out a Declaration of Minor Form, and return it to OneStop or to your advising appointment
  • Enroll in FILM 101 / ARTH 144 Introduction to Cinema

Download Declaration of Minor Form

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