The Film and Media Studies Interdisciplinary Minor at Davidson

The Film and Media Studies Interdisciplinary Minor promotes the development of multimedia literacy among our students, providing an interdisciplinary understanding of the history, theory, language, and cultural aspects of film and other screen media.

Combining introductory and advanced courses in film and media studies with electives from the humanities and the social sciences, the interdisciplinary minor seeks to create critically sensitive readers of film and media while fostering insight into one of the principal forms of art and communication in the contemporary era.

Courses incorporate aesthetic, thematic, and theoretical analysis and include a variety of national cinemas in addition to the Hollywood tradition, promoting the multicultural sensitivity essential to mature world citizenship. Experience in film or video production helps to prepare students to function more effectively and participate more actively in the ever-developing multimedia culture of the 21st century.

Students planning to receive the interdisciplinary minor need to submit an application to film and media studies by the last day of the fall semester of their junior year. Applications must be submitted to the co-coordinator, Prof. Maggie McCarthy, at