Critical Film Production Minor

for the Minor in Critical Film Production - Undergraduate


department website: https://media.illinois.edu/media-cinema-studies

department faculty: https://media.illinois.edu/media-cinema-studies/faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: College of Media

college website: https://media.illinois.edu/


The Minor in Critical Film Production provides undergraduate students with a rigorous introduction to core critical, formal, and technical aspects of filmmaking through the four required courses. The additional electives allow students to gain deeper theoretical, historical and/or methodological knowledge to enrich their filmmaking practice.


Programs in Cinema Studies


Undergraduate Programs:

major: Media & Cinema Studies, BS

minors: Cinema Studies | Critical Film Production | Media


Graduate Programs:

minor: Cinema Studies


for the Minor in Critical Film Production - Undergraduate


The Minor in Film Production requires a minimum of 21 hours distributed over six courses as follows. At least six hours of advanced (300 or 400) level courses are included. A course cannot be used to satisfy more than one requirement within the minor.


Required Courses (12 hours)
MACS 150Introduction to Digital Media Production4
MACS 260Film Production4
MACS 370Cinematography and Sound4
or MACS 371 Editing and Post-production for Cinema
MACS 370 and MACS 371 do not count toward elective credits in the minor.
Select ONE of the following foundational study electives (3 hours)
MACS 261Survey of World Cinema I 13
MACS 262Survey of World Cinema II 13
MACS 361Film Theory and Criticism 13
Select TWO electives from the following list of film history, theory, and criticism courses (6 hours)
At least one of the elective courses must be at the 300-level or above
MACS 203Contemporary Movies3
MACS 205Introduction to Documentary3
MACS 261Survey of World Cinema I 13
MACS 262Survey of World Cinema II 13
MACS 282A World of Death and Blood: The Horror Movie3
MACS 284Animated Media from Mickey to GIFs3
MACS 361Film Theory and Criticism 13
MACS 372Screenwriting3
MACS 38021st Century Documentaries3
MACS 464Film Festivals3 or 4
MACS 485Making Video Essays3 or 4

A course cannot be used toward more than one requirement in the minor.