Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Film and Digital Media Minor

This minor will be available for students starting fall 2013 or later.
 
This minor focuses on the critical analysis, study and production of film, new and digital media in all of its forms. Students will develop an essential understanding of the history, development and use of these media forms, and learn basic skills to apply towards the production or design film and digital media.

Total Credit Hours: 21

Required FDM Core Courses (3 Credit hours)

  • COMM 201 Media Theory and Criticism

Foundation Courses (3 credit hours)

  • COMM 200 Communication and New Media
  • COMM 274 Intro to Cinema

Basic Production Courses (3 credit hours)

  • COMM 130 Intro to Audio
  • COMM 135 Intro to Video Production
  • COMM 275 Web Design & Usability

Production Electives (6 credit hours)

Choose 2 courses, at least one 200-level or above
 
  • COMM 130 Intro to Audio Production
  • COMM 135 Intro to Video Production
  • COMM 207 Photojournalism
  • COMM 232 Digital Cinema Production
  • COMM 257 Radio/TV Writing
  • COMM 275 Web Design and Usability
  • COMM 308 Screen Directing
  • COMM 326 Screenwriting
  • COMM 339 Documentary Video Production
  • COMM 359 Advanced Post-Production
  • COMM 384 Digital Cinema Practicum
  • COMM 3XX Animation
  • COMP 104 Computer Animation
  • COMP 150 Introduction to Computing
  • FNAR 115 Foundations of Photography
  • FNAR 219 Digital Photography
  • FNAR 233 Computer Graphics I
  • FNAR 383 Design for the Web
  • MUSC 201 Intro to Music Technology
  • THTR 204 Playwriting/Storytelling
  • THTR 252 Introduction to Theatrical Design
  • THTR 253 Crafts for the Stage
  • THTR 261 Beginning Acting
  • THTR 268 Characterization I
  • THTR 328 Stage Lighting: Theory and Tech I

Film and Media Studies (6 credit hours)

Choose 2 courses, max of 1 non-COMM course
 
  • ANTH 210 Visual Representation of Culture
  • ANTH 308 Media and Cultural Change
  • COMM 200 Communication and New Media
  • COMM 203 Topics in Cinema History
  • COMM 258 Game Studies
  • COMM 283 Global Media
  • COMM 301 Discovering China Through Film
  • COMM 307 Communication and Social Change
  • COMM 322 Guerilla Media
  • COMM 323 Remixing Culture
  • COMM 324 Film Genre
  • COMM 357 Archiving and Curating
  • COMM 361 New Media Design and Culture
  • ENGL 359 High and Low Culture
  • ENGL 365 Medieval and Renaissance Drama
  • FNAR 199 Art and Visual Culture
  • FNAR 365 History of Photography
  • FNAR 390 Seminar in Art and Ideas
  • HIST 393 American Culture and Society on Film
  • GERM 370 German Cinema
  • LITR 204 European Film
  • LITR 219 African Film
  • LITR 244 Indian Film
  • LITR 264 Italian Film Genre
  • LITR 267 Italian Film History
  • LITR 284 International Film
  • SOCL 123 Media and Society