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Film and Screen Studies

Southern Utah University
Program overview
Foundation / Pathway program
Scholarships available
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Cedar City

Cedar City

Cedar City

Program description

Film and Screen Studies

The academic mission of the SUU film and screen studies program is to teach students to apply a medium-specific method of analysis for interpreting cinematic texts, allowing them to participate in informed academic discussions of visual narratives as a sophisticated viewer/consumer of these texts in their regular, everyday lives.

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Program content

Core Required Courses

  • Screen Aesthetics
  • Film Theory
  • Topics in Cinema: [TOPIC]
  • Introduction to Film

Survey Course

  • US Narrative Film
  • World Cinema

Elective Course

  • Literature and Film
  • US Narrative Film
  • Conversation Through Film
  • Conversation Through Film
  • Weimar Cinema and Beyond
  • World Cinema
  • Documentary Filmmaking on Social Issues
  • Conversation Through Film
  • Latin American Women: Literature, Film, and Culture

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.


Students who successfully complete the graduation requirements for the minor in Film and Screen Studies will be able to:

  • Identify, describe, and compare the structural features of film, television, and other visual narratives using medium-specific critical language.
  • Interpret cinematic texts, employing critical positions and scholarly research through both written and multimedia essays and presentations.
  • Analyze cinematic texts and narratives from various cultures and historical periods to recognize and value different human perspectives and experiences.

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Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University is a caring campus community where students come to explore their interests and prepare for meaningful careers and life experiences. With more than 145 undergraduate programs and 18 graduate and certificate programs across six academic colleges, SUU...

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Southern Utah University

351 W University Blvd
84720 Cedar City Utah
United States of America

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