Academic Notes

  • Candidates for departmental honor consideration must satisfactorily complete FILM 99d (Senior Thesis) in addition to the nine required courses for the major.
  • Students may double-count no more than four courses used to fulfill the major in film, television and interactive media with another major or minor. 
  • No course with a final grade below C can count toward the major nor any course graded on a pass/fail basis.

Program Overview

The Film, Television and Interactive Media Program is open to all Brandeis undergraduates. To enroll in the program, consult with a member of the program committee and fill out declaration forms from the Office of Academic Affairs.

The Film, Television and Interactive Media curriculum is designed to provide a broad overview of the history of the moving image, to develop expertise in cinematic style and cultural meaning, to lend theoretical sophistication to an understanding of the moving image. and to ensure some appreciation of the practical and technical side of motion picture production.

A field especially congenial to interdisciplinary inquiry, Film, Television and Interactive Media is a practical complement to a range of established concentrations for which an expertise in visual style and motion picture history is becoming ever more important —English and American Literature; Fine Arts; Creative Writing; German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature; History; Politics; Sociology; and Theater Arts.

Required Courses for Major

Students must complete nine courses:

  1. Core course: FILM 100a (Introduction to the Moving Image)
  2. Eight additional courses from the approved Film, Television and Interactive Media Program curriculum that must include one course in non-American cinema and one course (and no more than three) in a creative aspect of film production

Required Courses for Minor

Students must complete six courses:

  1. Core course: FILM 100a (Introduction to the Moving Image)
  2. Five additional courses from the approved Film, Television and Interactive Media Program curriculum that must include one course in non-American cinema and one course (and no more than three) in a creative aspect of film production