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Online English Major or Minor at MSU Denver

For nearly 100 years, film has been the dominant form of entertainment throughout the world. The art of cinema has represented people's places in history, offered in-depth looks at cultures of the world, and expanded the minds of moviegoers everywhere. 

With either a major in Literature, Film, and Media Studies or a minor in Film and Media Studies, you'll learn not only to view movies in a different light, but also to see the world around you with new awareness. 


Benefits of Earning Your Film and Media Studies Degree at MSU Denver

At MSU Denver, we'll teach you how to think and write critically about film and other cinematic media as you learn the fundamentals and the professional language. You'll examine various styles of film production, worldwide, and the influence of emerging technologies over the years. With an expanded skillset of visual literacy, you'll improve your writing, bolster your critical thinking, and broaden your research abilities while exposing you to world cultures and the historical contexts of the eras in the films/TV shows. 

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Career Opportunities

With a better understanding of what it takes to create a film and the critical thinking involved in analyzing film and TV, your knowledge will help you succeed in any career path. From careers involving project management and development to marketing and audience analysis to media production to gender and cultural diversity, and many more - you can succeed in just about any industry.

Sample Classes

  • Introduction to Film and Media Studies
  • History of Cinema I and II
  • Cinema Theory and Criticism
  • Asian Cinema
  • Cinema of India
  • Documentary
  • Gender in Mainstream American Film
  • Film Noir
  • Game of Thrones
  • International Film
  • Multicultural Cinema
  • Native American Cinema
  • Science Fiction Cinema
  • Westerns
  • Shakespeare on Film
  • Star Trek
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Vampire Films

and uniquely-focused Cinema Director courses - Frederico Fellini, Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Spike Lee, and Martin Scorsese.


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