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Film Studies Major

36 credits / Major code 040

Majors must complete five required courses (15 credits) and seven electives (21 credits). At least two of the electives must be designated as “W” (writing intensive) courses.  Students must receive a grade of C or higher for a course to count toward the major.

Required Courses for Majors:

  • MEDST 143: History of Cinema 1 (1880-1930) [typically offered once per year]
  • MEDST 144: History of Cinema 2 (1930-1970) [typically offered once per year]
  • MEDST 200: Principles of Sound and Image [typically offered every semester]
  • MEDST 240: Styles of Cinema [typically offered every semester]
  • MEDST 341W: Film Theory [typically offered every semester]


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Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, there are currently no regular in-person office hours. For all matters, please send an email to the coordinator listed below.

Coordinator: Julian Cornell
(Media Studies)

Dept. Office: G Building 102D
Phone: 718-997-2992


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