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Film & Media Studies Major/Minor

Film & Media Studies Major

Suggested Preparation For The Major

It is recommended that students considering a major in film and media studies take FILMSTUD 4 Introduction to Film Study, and are encouraged to take either ARTHIST 1A Introduction to the Visual Arts: History of Western Art from the Renaissance to the Present or ARTHIST 1B Introduction to the Visual Arts: Pre-historic through Medieval, during their freshman or sophomore year. These courses anchor the major through exposure to film language, genre, and visual and narrative structures. Majors are required to take one course in the fundamentals of film and video production.

Degree Requirements

For the most up to date information about requirements for the Film & Media Studies major, please click the link below to the Stanford Bulletin. 

BA Film & Media Studies Degree Requirements


Film & Media Studies Minor

A minor in Film Studies requires four core courses and three elective courses for a total of seven courses. Courses must focus on film and use the method of film study towards completion of the minor; courses that use film to illustrate a cultural topic are not eligible. Film Production and Studio Art courses may not be counted as fulfilling the requirements.

Degree Requirements

For the most up to date information about requirements for the Film & Media Studies minor, please click the link below to the Stanford Bulletin. 

Film & Media Studies Minor Degree Requirements