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Film Studies (BA)

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  • Program Prerequisite: Not required.
  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses required for the major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable). Also refer to the general grade requirements for graduation.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours are required for graduation. Of this total, 51 credit hours in Film Studies are required. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required by the university for graduation (courses numbered 3000 and above from any department).
  • Program Code: 3085BA
  • CIPC: 500602

Associate Professor: Ash Soltani-Stone; Assistant Professor: Benjamin Kruger- Robbins 


All Film Studies majors should meet with the program’s director and an advisor in the College of Arts & Humanities advisors early in their course of study. Ashkan Soltani-Stone can be reached at ashsoltanistone@weber.edu. Call 801-626-6631 or email cahadvisor@weber.edu to reach a college advisor.

Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ) with the college advisor. There are no special admission or application requirements.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Arts requirements. The following Film Studies courses will also fulfill 3 credit hours each of the General Education requirement in the Creative Arts (CA) and Humanities (HU) categories: FILM 2200 CA THEA 1023 CA , THEA 1033 CA , COMM 2010 HU , COMM 2250 HU  ENGL 2210  ENGL 2230 HU/EDI , and ENGL 2280 CA .

Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA

Film Studies majors must complete Option 1: Foreign Language (12 credit hours of a foreign language, refer to the Department of World Languages & Cultures  section of this catalog for additional information on obtaining foreign language credit)

OR Option 2 - Foreign Language and Language Arts (6 credit hours of a foreign language and 6 credit hours of language arts). With this option students will fulfill the 6 credits of language arts by taking ( ENGL 2295 - CW: Introduction to Screenwriting  or COMM 3740 - Writing for Screen ) and ( ENGL 3290 - CW: Advanced Screenwriting  or COMM 4740 - Advanced Writing for Screen and Television ). These language arts courses will also count toward major requirements (see below).

Program Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to be proficient in each of these areas upon graduation from the Film Studies Program:

  • To demonstrate understanding of film analysis, criticism, and global history.
  • To work collaboratively to exchange ideas and outcomes of creative interdisciplinary research across a range of modalities.
  • To understand the relationship between cinematic form and aesthetic effect.
  • To employ theoretical and interdisciplinary tools in critical thinking.
  • To understand trends in the film industry regarding emerging production methods and distribution models.
  • To gain knowledge of diverse modes of film production, including fiction, non-fiction, and experimental. 

Major Course Requirements for Film Studies BA Degree

Film Studies Electives (30 credit hours)

Select 30 additional Film Studies elective credits with your advisor. At least 21 credits must be at the 3000-level or above. Choosing courses from different departments is recommended.

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