Minor in Film and Media Studies
A minor in Film and Media Studies provides students with an understanding of artistic potential and social effects of film and other forms of mass communication. Theoretical and practical knowledge are equally essential for media literacy, and in FMS, students will have the opportunity to take both critical studies and production courses.
Program Requirements and Policies
- For the Minor in Film and Media Studies, a total of six courses are required.
- All FMS minors must complete and submit the Minor Declaration Form is due at the end of sophomore year; the Minor Checklist Form is due as part of the Graduation Packet during senior year.
- Electives cannot be "double-counted"—an elective can only fulfill one FMS elective requirement.
- No more than two practice electives may be counted toward the FMS minor.
- An internship through the course FMS 0099 counts as a practice elective but does not fulfill the film and media practice elective requirement. Learn more about internships.
- Only ONE FMS Directed Study (FMS 0195) can be counted toward the FMS minor.
- Up to three courses taken abroad or at other universities can be counted toward the FMS minor at the discretion of the program director. To request course credit for a course taken at another institution, please follow the instructions on the Tufts Transfer Credit page.
- To request FMS credit for a Tufts course not currently listed as an FMS course, please complete the FMS Course Credit Petition.
- Students must take the course FMS 0001 Art of the Moving Image (formerly 0020)
- One film/media practice course
- Four elective courses from the list of FMS courses
Academic questions about the FMS degree program can be directed to Denise Cummings, FMS Director of Undergraduate Studies.