Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Film and Digital Media

Curriculum requirements for the minor

Required Courses
Media Theory & Criticism 
Intro to Cinema
COMM 201
COMM 274
3
3
TOTAL 6
Basic Production Course
Choose one:
Intro to Audio
Intro to Video
Web Design & Usability††
COMM 130
COMM 135
COMM 260
COMM 275

3
TOTAL 3
Production Electives
Choose two; one must be 200/300 level:
Intro to Audio
Intro to Video
Photojournalism††
Digital Cinema Production††
Web Design and Usability††
Themes in Film & Digital Media††
Screen Directing††
Screenwriting* ††
Virtual Reality: From Concepts to Practices††
Video Documentary ††
Advanced Post-Production††
Digital Storytelling Abroad††
FDMD Practicum††
Digital Media: Pixel

COMM 130
COMM 135
COMM 207
COMM 232
COMM 275
COMM 299
COMM 308
COMM 326
COMM 333
COMM 339
COMM 359
COMM 373
COMM 384
FNAR 233









6
TOTAL 6
Film & Media Studies Electives
Choose two:
Communication & New Media††
Topics in Cinema History
Game Studies††
Discovering China through Film††
Guerilla Media††
Remixing Culture††
Film Genre††
Programming Film & Media: Festivals, TV, & Digital††
New Media Criticism††

COMM 200
COMM 203
COMM 258
COMM 301
COMM 322
COMM 323
COMM 324
COMM 357
COMM 361





6
TOTAL 6
 TOTAL CREDITS  21
Writing Intensive
† Satisfies Engaged Learning requirement


††Courses requiring pre-requisitesPre-requisite  Note
COMM 200: Communication & New Media COMM 175 &
COMM 201
 
COMM 207: Photojournalism COMM 205   
COMM 232: Digital Cinema Production COMM 135 &
COMM 274
 
COMM 258: Game Studies COMM 200  
COMM 275: Web Design & Usability COMM 200    FNAR 383 if
FNVC major/minor 
COMM 301: Discovering
China through Film
  Must first be
admitted to
Beijing Center
study abroad
COMM 308: Screen Directing COMM 100
COMM 135 &
COMM 274
 
COMM 322: Guerilla Media COMM 100 &
COMM 200
Waived for IES majors
COMM 323: Remixing Culture COMM 100 &
COMM 200
 
COMM 324: Film Genre COMM 100 &
COMM 200
 
COMM 326: Screenwriting COMM 100 &
COMM 202
 
COMM 333: Virtual Reality:
From Concepts to Practices
COMM 175 or
COMM 201
 
COMM 339: Video Documentary COMM 100 &
COMM 135
 
COMM 357: Programming Film & Media COMM 100 &
COMM 200
 
COMM 359: Advanced Post-Production  COMM 100
COMM 135 &
COMM 274
 
COMM 361: New Media Criticism COMM 100 &
COMM 200
 
COMM 373: Digital Storytelling Abroad COMM 135 or
COMM 420
Pre-reqs can
be waived with
instructor
permission
COMM 384: FDMD Practicum COMM 100 &
COMM 232