Graduate

MA in Liberal Arts, Film Studies

The Master of Arts in Liberal Arts, Film Studies track helps students to develop the knowledge and critical skills needed to address film as a unique artistic medium and form of cultural expression. Coursework includes both classes devoted exclusively to film and classes examining film in a broader interdisciplinary context.

Curriculum Requirements

The MA in Liberal Arts requires a minimum of 33 credit hours. The Film Studies track consists of:

Core Courses (15 credit hours)

  • HUM 6814: Introduction to Graduate Study
  • HUM 6821: Film Theory
  • HUM 6583: Global Cinema and New Media to 1960
  • HUM 6584: Global Cinema and New Media after 1960
  • HUM 6815: Research Seminar (or AMS 6938: Research Seminar)

Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

12 credit hours of AMS or HUM elective courses; up to 6 of these credit hours can be taken outside the department. All course choices should be made in consulation with the Graduate Advisor.

Thesis (6 credit hours): HUM 6971

Students must write a thesis of between 25 to 40 pages in length and conduct an oral thesis defense to complete the degree. Students will be required to write and orally defend a thesis proposal prior to beginning the thesis process.

For more information about the Film Studies MA, contact the director of graduate studies.