Jun 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Film and Media Studies Concentration

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Film and Media Studies


Nick Phillips - Spanish


Gina Donovan - CTL and DLAB Forum
Lakesia Johnson - Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies
Joseph Neisser - Philosophy
David Neville - The Digital Liberal Arts Collaborative
John Petrus - Spanish
Peter-Michael Osera - Computer Science
Sharon Quinsaat - Sociology
Nicky Tavares - Studio Art

The Film and Media Studies concentration will prepare digital native students for the ever-changing media landscape of the 21st century. Grounded in theory, while emphasizing practice along with Grinnell’s core value for social responsibility, the program will push students to discover their own original creative voices making meaning through the generation and critical interrogation of moving images and related forms.

Concentration Requirements: 24 credits as follows

Core Courses (8 credits)

Elective courses (12 credits) as chosen from the following areas:*

*Notes: students must take at least 4 credits from each area. Any class taken as a core course may not count as an elective. 

Production Area

Theory Area

Seminar or Advanced Project (4 credits)*

* Notes: Must be a 300-level course or MAP/individual study equivalent. Any class taken as a seminar or advanced project may not count as elective.


  • Students may transfer up to 9 credits of approved off-campus study courses towards the concentration.
  • At least 4 credits must be taken outside of FMS/ART.

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