Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

IFMS Minor

Starting Fall 2012 the interdisciplinary major and minor of International Film and Media Studies will be housed in the School of Communication.

International Film and Media Studies Minor (21 credit hours)

Foundation Courses (9 credit hours)

  • IFMS 201  Media Theory and Criticism
  • COMM 274 Intro to Cinema
  • COMM 135  Intro to Video or COMM 232 Digital Cinema Production

Media Studies Courses: (6 hours) Choose one course from International History

  • COMM 203 Cinema History
  • FNAR 365 History of Photography
  • IFMS 262 Intermediate Topics in Int'l Cinema History
  • LITR 214 Indian Film
  • LITR 219 African Film
  • LITR 267 Italian Film History
  • LITR 284 International Film
  • LITR 370 German Cinema

and one course from either Critical Theory, Genre and Movements

  • COMM 324 Film Genre (repeatable twice with different topics)
  • ENGL 284 Intro to Film History
  • FNAR 390  Seminar in Arts & Ideas
  • IFMS 261  Intermediate Topics in Theory and Genre
  • LITR 264 Italian Film Genre
  • IFMS 361  Advanced Topics in Theory & Genre

or Media and Society

  • ANTH 210 Visual Representation of Culture
  • ANTH 308. Media and Cultural Change
  • COMM 200 Communication & New Media
  • FNAR 199 Art and Visual Culture
  • HIST 393  Amer. Culture & Society on Film
  • IFMS 265 Intermediate Topics in Media and Society
  • IFMS 360. Advanced Topics in Media and Society
  • SOCL 123. Mass Media and Popular Culture

Production Course (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from production courses:

  • COMM 135 Intro to Video Production (if not taken above)
  • COMM 202: Story for Film and TV
  • COMM 232 Digital Cinema Production (if not taken above)
  • COMM 326 Screenwriting
  • COMM 339 Video Documentary
  • COMM 384  Film Practicum
  • FNAR 115 Photography
  • IFMS 263 Intermediate Topics in Production
  •  IFMS 363 Advanced Topics in Production
  • IFMS  399 Internship: Media Studies
  • THTR 204 Playwriting/Storytelling
  • THTR 328. Stage Lighting: Theory and Tech I

Elective (3 credit hours)

  • Choose one course from the lists above, which do not meet a requirement.