Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Film & New Media Studies



Major requirements

The major consists of 11 courses, a senior seminar, 4 core courses and at least 2 eligible 300-level courses1.

There are multiple pathways through the Film and New Media Studies major. Students are strongly encouraged to work with the Film and New Media Studies advisor to plan out the most suitable program of study for them based on individual interests and learning goals.

1All 300-level courses listed below count toward the Film and Media Studies major; however, only those courses marked with asterisks** satisfy the 300-level requirement.

Film and New Media Studies major worksheet

Core courses

FNMS 231 Introduction to New Media
FNMS 258 Introduction to Film Studies
ARTS 260 Production I: Visual Storytelling with Film and Video
COMP 115 Robots, Games and Problem Solving
or COMP 161 Web Programming, Graphics and Design

FNMS 401 Senior Seminar

One course each from Area A, B and C.

Three additional courses from any of the four areas.

Area A: Theory, History and Criticism

ARTH 257 Photography and Knowledge (1830-1930)
ENG 249 Hollywood Genres
ENG 250 Film History I: Cinema to 1940
ENG 257 Race and Racism in United States Cinema
**ENG 331 Digital Culture
**ENG 348 Sexual Politics of Film Noir
ENG 398/FNMS 398 Creative Industries in the Digital Age
SOC 175 Media and Society
**SOC 305 Community in the Digital Age

Area B: Techniques and Technologies

ARTS 262 Screenwriting
ARTS 264 Introduction to Animation
ARTS 270 Digital Editing
ARTS 280 Documentary Storytelling
**ARTS 360 Film Production II
*COMP 115 Robots, Games and Problem Solving
COMP 131 Computing for Poets
*COMP 161 Web Programming, Graphics and Design

*If not used as a core course requirement.

Area C: Global and Regional Contexts

ENG 251 Introduction to World Cinema
**ENG 355 Global Cinemas
**ENG 356 Third Cinema
FR 246 Introduction to French Cinema

RUSS 282 Russian Film

Area D: Approved Film and New Media Studies Electives

ARTH 240 Art of the Avant-Gardes, 1900-1945: France, Germany, Italy and Russia
ARTH 245 Postwar and Contemporary Art: 1945-2000
ARTH 335 Exhibition Design
ENG 280 Writing in Professional Contexts
ENG 282 Advanced Writing: Digital Controversies
ENG 285 Journalism
ENG 290 Approaches to Literature and Culture
ENG 376 Literary and Cultural Theory
MGMT 205 or MGMT 350 Marketing
MUSC 316 Music, Sound and the Moving Image

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