Academic Majors & Minors
- Students can declare a major/minor during, or after the second semester of their freshman year. Students should declare a major/minor no later than the end of the sophomore year.
- No more than 2 concentrations allowed, either:
- 2 majors OR
- 1 major and 1 minor OR
- 1 major
- Maintain at least a C (2.0) average in any major or minor.
- Only one (1) undergraduate degree may be earned from Emory.
Major in Film Studies BA
|Hours To Complete||40|
|Declaration of Major Contact|
Forty semester hours in film studies, twenty-four hours of which must be taken from the core of Film 270: Introduction to Film; Film 371-372 (the film history sequence); Film 381-382 (the film theory sequence); and either Film 393: Documentary Film and Media History or Film Studies 395: National Cinemas, Western, or 396: Non-Western Cinema. Four credit hours must be taken at the 400 level. Students may also take production courses (such as ARTVIS/FILM 107 Intro to Digital Video) and ENGCW/FILM 378 Screenwriting that count as electives towards the major.
Concentration in Documentary Studies: In addition to the core film studies major requirements, students who choose to pursue the Documentary Concentration must complete Film 106 (Photography I), Film 107 (Intro to Digital Video), and Film 393 (Documentary Film and Media History) early in their coursework (e.g. by the first semester of their junior year). They can then choose any four of the following courses: ANT 385 (as Ethnographic Cinema), ENGCW 379 (when Fifty Shades of Grey: Journalism and Non-Fiction Ethics), Film 206 (Photography II), Film 300 (Filmmaking Practicum), Film 385 (Documentary Filmmaking I, and Film 479 (Filmmaking Capstone).