Within the Film Studies minor you will learn film history, theory and criticism in addition to the basic methods for creating narrative and documentary style films. This includes hands on training with the various implements of film production; cameras, lighting kits, editing software and audio equipment. You will have the opportunity to make films inside the classroom as well as having the opportunity to work on Union Film Society projects. Many students produce films outside of the class room and the film club as well. In addition, Union University holds its own Film Festival/Awards Ceremony where students can submit their work, view the work of other students on campus and receive awards for excellence in the many different areas of production.
The film studies minor has two different tracks in which you can earn your minor in film. One involves classes hand chosen from the Communication Arts Program as well as classes from other areas of study including Philosophy and Political Science. The other track includes one film class and admission to the Los Angeles Film Studies Center, which allows students to be mentored by affluent directors working in Hollywood today.
A. Required for both Tracks: COM 328—3 hours
Track One—15 hours
1. Required: COM 338, CHR 348—6 hours
2. Select 3: COM 301, 438; ENG 311; PHL 448;PSC 300
Track Two—19 hours
1. Select 3 hours: CHR 348; COM 301, 338, 438; ENG 311, PHL 448; PSC 300.
2. Admission to Los Angeles Film Studies Center: Check with the Communication Arts Department, the Institute for International and Intercultural Studies for details or lafsc.bestsemester.com.