Film and Screen Studies

The academic mission of the SUU film and screen studies program is to teach students to apply a medium-specific method of analysis for interpreting cinematic texts, allowing them to participate in informed academic discussions of visual narratives as a sophisticated viewer/consumer of these texts in their regular, everyday lives.

Catalog: Film and Screen Studies Minor 

Film and Screen Studies Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the graduation requirements for the minor in Film and Screen Studies will be able to:

  • Identify, describe, and compare the structural features of film, television, and other visual narratives using medium-specific critical language;
  • Interpret cinematic texts, employing critical positions and scholarly research through both written and multimedia essays and presentations; and
  • Analyze cinematic texts and narratives from various cultures and historical periods to recognize and value different human perspectives and experiences.