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

Complete degree information is available here in the USF Graduate Course Catalog.

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

Core Requirements (6 credit hours)

  • HUM 6814: Introduction to Gaduate Study
  • HUM 6815: Research Seminar

Core Courses (9 credit hours)

  • HUM 6583: Global Cinema and New Media to 1960
  • HUM 6584: Global Cinema and New Media after 1960
  • HUM 6586: Film Theory

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.