The film studies program at Saint Louis University is an 18-credit interdisciplinary minor developed by film scholars, technical craftspersons, and historians from various departments of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Film studies offers students the opportunity to explore the cinema from a wide array of perspectives, as evidenced by its affiliation with African American studies, American studies, communication, English, fine and performing arts, history, and languages, literatures and cultures. It also cross-lists courses with philosophy, political science, theology, and women’s and gender studies.
The program is designed primarily for students interested in film history and analysis but also includes a production component and the opportunity to execute internships at local television stations, such as KETC/Channel 9 and the Higher Education Channel. Students more excited by the business and commercial aspects of film frequently complete internships at Cinema St. Louis.
In touch with today’s multi-cultural, multi-mediated environment, SLU's film studies minor encourages broad visual literacy and connects these analytical skills with the expertise of various disciplines. The program also promotes study abroad, particularly at Saint Louis University's campus in Madrid, Spain.
Career opportunities for a film studies minor include:
Media studies at the graduate level
Media production in film, television, and digital communication
Advertising and professional writing
Law, with specific emphasis upon entertainment, media, and the internet
High tech business functions, such as internet marketing and web design