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

  • To earn a 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.
  • Each elective course cannot be used to fulfill more than one Film and Media Studies elective requirement.
  • A maximum of two practice electives may be counted toward the FMS minor.
  • The FMS 0099 internship course counts as a practice elective but doesn't satisfy the film and media practice elective requirement. Additionally, only one Internship course (FMS 0099) can be applied to your Film and Media Studies major.
  • Only one FMS Directed Study (FMS 0195) can be applied to your Film and Media Studies major.
  • 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.
  • A grade of a C- or higher is required to count a course toward the major. No major course may be taken Pass/Fail except the FMS 0099 internship course.

Course Requirements

Academic questions about the FMS degree program can be directed to Denise Cummings, FMS Director of Undergraduate Studies.