A minor in Film and Media Studies can enhance any major. Every discipline at W&M depends on media, from print to digital imaging to 3-D Printing. Most disciplines treat these media as unproblematic conduits to information or content. Film and Media Studies attend to the qualities of specific media and examine how information and content are shaped, critically, by the media used to convey them.
An FMST minor, then, can help you expand your general understanding of media mechanisms and histories and help you see your major and other areas of study in new ways.
You can find the form for Declaring an FMST Minor here.
Requirements for the FMST Minor
A total of 18 credits are required, with at least 9 credits from courses numbered 300 or above. These courses are required:
- FMST 250 - Introduction to Film and Media Studies (3 credits)
- FMST 302 - Theories of Film & Media (3)
- FMST 310 - Topics in Media History (3) AMST 202 - Cinema & the Modernization of U.S. Culture (4)
- FMST 330 - Topics in Global Media (3)
- FMST 370, 371, 372 - Topics: Media in Practice (1-3)
You choose your remaining elective credits in consultation with your FMST advisor. See the Undergraduate Catalog.