Film Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

Welcome to the Film Studies Program. Film Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that focuses on the history, theory, criticism of cinema. Special attention is also paid to the study of individual films as important and highly influential works of art, as complex and contested cultural artifacts, and as products of an ever-changing technology circulating within an increasingly globalized marketplace. The Film Studies minor is open to all College of Charleston students in any undergraduate degree program.

Film Studies combines the minor’s core courses offered by the Department of English with courses offered in a wide variety of disciplines within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of the Arts, and the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. 

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Latest news from the Film Studies Program blog, REEL NEWS

This Weekend: Charleston Jewish Film Fest at the Terrace Theater (February 22-25)
Posted on 23 February 2024 | 2:34 pm
  The Charleston Jewish Film Festival returns to the Terrace Theater this weekend from February 22-25! Come attend a weekend of exciting contemporary Jewish cinema, including a documentary on the late and great Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles). The weekend will include discussions led by Film Studies professors […]
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Summer 2024 Film Courses
Posted on 23 February 2024 | 1:19 pm
 LTRS 270** Studies in Russian Film Dr. Irman Maymester Online asynchronous (Course is taught in English with no prerequisites)   CLAS 270** The Classics in Cinema Dr. Carmichael Maymester Online asynchronous   RELS 280*** Religion & Film Dr. Siegler Maymester 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. ECTR 118 * meets the requirement for Cluster 1 of the […]
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Film Club Trip to Trident Tech
Posted on 29 November 2023 | 2:21 pm
Film Club was lucky enough to be invited to Trident Technical College for an overview of their Film and Media Production department and its equipment. A special thanks to department head Randy Grimes and course instructor Tim Fennell for their continued kindness and generosity to Film Club and CofC students. The club got a very […]
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