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

From the Classroom: Arab Cinema Spring 2023
Posted on 26 January 2023 | 11:06 am
Hello! My name is Mary Gurley, and I am a senior at the College of Charleston. As a Film Studies minor, I’ve had the opportunity to take various types of film courses. Each course has taught me about the history of different cultures and societies through the use of film. Currently, I am taking Arab […]
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A Look-Back on Film Club: Fall 2022
Posted on 9 January 2023 | 4:44 pm
With the Spring 2023 semester approaching, let’s look back at CofC Film Club during the Fall 2022 semester!! We watched a total of 13 films this semester. Some highlights included: watching Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy (2003) on film club member Matthew Norton-Baker’s region-free Blu-ray player (the only way to watch the film), our collaboration with CofC PRISM […]
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The First Episode of The Film Club Podcast is Out Now!
Posted on 29 November 2022 | 12:27 pm
Film Club is excited to announce that their podcast, The SoundStage, released its first episode on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Radio Public, and YouTube. Club Vice President Bristol Barnes discussed Jordan Peele’s Nope with President Max Meyers and Treasurer Keller Hollingsworth and explored the film’s commentary on spectacle cinema and the landscape of blockbuster movies […]
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