Minor in Cinema

The School of Cinema offers two minors:
Minor in Cinema and Minor in Animation.

Learning Outcomes

The Minor in Cinema’s learning objectives strives to enable students to:

  • Acquire basic skills in the formal and critical analysis of cinema (including representations of race, class, gender and sexuality), focused by the analysis of representative works from a range of periods and cultures.
  • Gain understanding of the relation of cinema to other arts, to the development of new technologies, and to the industrial-social basis of domestic and international cultural production.
  • Produce competent and sustained written essays evidencing knowledge of major topics, theories, and methods.
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Required Courses (20 units)

  • CINE 200: Introduction to Cinema Studies (3 units)
  • CINE 211: Film History I (3 units)
  • CINE 212: Film History II (3 units)
  • Electives (11 units)

All elective units must be upper-division.

Up to 3 elective units from other departments (non-CINE courses) may be applied to the minor with advisor approval. These courses are normally found in the arts or humanities and relate to the study or creation of cinema. Consult with a Cinema advisor for more information.

Cinema majors have been given priority in production courses (CINE 202, CINE 204, and all 400 numbered and 600 numbered courses). Cinema minors wishing to enroll in these courses should contact the instructor directly. Note that prerequisites apply.