Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

International Film Studies

This program will be effective for students starting in Fall 2013 or later.

School of Communication Core 

  • COMM 100: SOC Seminar
  • COMM 200: Communication & New Media
  • COMM 201: Media Theory and Criticism
  • COMM 360: Digital Media Ethics

Foundation Courses (6 credit hours)

  • COMM 130: Intro to Audio
  • COMM 135: Intro to Video Production
  • COMM 274: Intro to Cinema (required)
  • COMM 275: Web Design and Usability

 Production Electives (3 credit hours)

  • COMM 130: Intro to Audio Production
  • COMM 202: Story for Film and TV
  • COMM 135: Intro to Video Production
  • COMM 207: Photojournalism
  • COMM 232: Digital Cinema Production
  • COMM 275: Web Design and Usability
  • COMM 308: Screen Directing
  • COMM 326: Screenwriting
  • COMM 339: Documentary Video Production
  • COMM 359: Advanced Post-Production
  • COMM 3XX: Animation
  • COMM 37X: Special Topics in FDM
  • FNAR 115: Photography
  • FNAR 233: Computer Graphics I
  • FNAR 383: Design for the Web
  • MUSC 201: Intro to Music Technology
  • THTR 204: Playwriting/Storytelling
  • THTR 252: Intro to Design
  • THTR 253: Crafts for the Stage
  • THTR 261: Beginning Acting
  • THTR 328: Stage Lighting: Theory and Tech I

Media and Society (9 Credits)

Choose 3 from list, max of 1 non-COMM course, 1 may be a non-COMM course

  • ANTH 210: Visual Representation of Culture
  • ANTH 308: Media and Cultural Change
  • COMM 258: Games Studies
  • COMM 271: Media Culture and Communication
  • COMM 283: Global Media
  • COMM 322: Guerilla Media
  • COMM 323: Remixing Culture
  • COMM 357: Archiving and Curating
  • COMM 361: New Media Criticism
  • FNAR 199: Art and Visual Culture
  • HIST 393: American Culture and Society on Film
  • SOCL 123: Media and Society

Cinema History, Theory & Genre (12 credit hours)

Choose 4 courses from the list, max of 2  non-COMM courses

  • COMM 203: Topics in Cinema History
  • COMM 301: Discovering China through Film
  • COMM 324: Film Genre
  • ENGL 359: High and Low Culture
  • FNAR 365: History of Photography
  • FNAR 390: Seminar in Art and Ideas
  • 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

Capstone/Engaged Learning (3 credit hours)

Requires a minimum of 25 credits of FDM course-work and Junior or Senior standing

  • COMM 38X: Film Studies Practicum
  • COMM 38X: FDM Capstone
  • COMM 357: Archiving and Curating
  • COMM 39X: FDM Internship