May 24, 2024  
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film, Minor

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The Film Minor gives students a background in film history, aesthetics, and cinema as a window into society. The Film Minor is useful for students with an interest in art, media, and culture.

Distance Learning

Selected film courses are offered in a Distant Learning format. These courses can be used to satisfy requirements in the Film Minor, the Film Production Major, and the Film Studies Major. Some courses satisfy requirements in the Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree or group requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences.


The collaborative student organizations UFO (University Film Organization) and BG Reel are a remarkable resource for anyone interested in making films or participating in film culture. The groups sponsor several 48 Hour Film competitions throughout the year. They also host the BGSU Film and Media Festival held at the end of every spring semester. The Film and Media Festival features workshops with film professionals and screenings of student films from BGSU and the region.

Study Abroad Program

Film Production, Film Studies, and Theatre Majors may apply to participate in the BGSU and University of Wales student exchange program. If accepted into the program, students spend a semester studying film and/or theatre in the respected Department of Theatre, Film, and Television at Aberystwyth University.

Minor (21 Credits)

Electives in Film Studies or Production (15 Credits)

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* Note: By permission of instructor.

Students must have at least 21 hours in the film minor. When a 2 hour course is among the electives, a second 2 hour course must be taken to complete minor.

Students meet with their advisors to determine how the film minor can best support their major area of study. Advisors in the Department of Theatre & Film are available to help students select electives for the film minor.

Each semester some but not all electives will be offered. Course offerings are subject to department’s schedules.

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