- Departments & Programs
- Film and Media Studies Program
- Academic Program
- Film and Media Studies Major
This information is part of the Colgate University catalog, 2022-23.
The major consists of nine courses, as follows:
Media Practice Course
One course from the following:
- ARTS 201 - Digital Studio: Code, Recipes, Spells (SA)
- ARTS 202 - Digital Studio: Distribution and Intervention (SA)
- ARTS 221 - Video Art (SA) and ARTS 221L
- ARTS 223 - Analogue Filmmaking
- ARTS 241 - Analog Photography (SA)
- ARTS 242 - Digital Photography (SA)
- ARTS 251 - Printmaking (SA)
- ARTS 302 - Advanced Digital Studio: Interactivity and Narrative (SA)
- ARTS 322 - Advanced Video Arts (SA) and ARTS 322L
- ARTS 342 - Advanced Photography (SA)
- ARTS 354 - Printmaking II (SA)
- FMST 235 - Independent Film Production (Study Group)
- MUSI 220 - Digital Music Studio (TH)
- THEA 358 - Narrative Screenwriting
Additional Courses (Six)
Six additional courses, at least three of which are at the 300-level or above, and at least two of which are FMST-prefix courses.
No more than three courses from a single department or program outside of FMST may be counted toward the major.
Students are welcome to choose the six courses from any (and as many) of the below categories as they wish; students are, however, strongly encouraged to take at least one course from the Film and Media in a Global Context category.
Film and Media in a Global Context
Sonic Media Theory and Practice
FMST 390 - Special Topics in FMST (variable focus)
Additionally, students may work with their major adviser to select up to two elective courses not listed here that constitute a focus area within film and media studies. In order to count towards the major, focus area courses must be approved by the major adviser and the program director. Examples of possible focus areas are: mass/popular culture, gender/sexuality, language, representation/subjectivity, narrative/narratology, digital and new media, etc. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of possible focus areas.
Senior Seminar Course
Honors and High Honors
Students interested in pursuing honors can find the additional requirements on the Film and Media Studies program page.
Courses comprising the major may be taken in any order; however, it is highly recommended that students take FMST 200 early in the program.
Students should be aware that certain courses have departmental prerequisites. It is the student's responsibility to fulfill these prerequisites, even if those courses themselves do not count toward the major in film and media studies.
No more than one course counted toward this major may also count toward another major or minor.
Students may declare the major after successfully completing FMST 200 with a grade of C or better.
Film and Media Studies Program
For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the Film and Media Studies program catalog page.