Minor in Film Arts

The Film Arts minor and certificate provides film-curious students with a strong foundation in both cinema theory and practice. Through a series of contemporary, thought-provoking courses, such as Thai and Asean Cinema and Film Genre and Gender, students engage in theoretical discussion and learn how media affects, and alters, our world views. The writing and film-based skills acquired in Cinematic Language and Application and Storytelling by Design, allow students the ability and confidence to explore and apply their own filmmaking skills in Short Film Production. This five-course minor degree just may set your future on an unexpected cinematic adventure. Sound, Camera, Action!

To minor in Film Arts, students need to complete the following 5 courses.

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

ICFA 233

Storytelling by Design

4 (4-0-8)

Prerequisite: –

Course Description: An introduction, practice and an application of storytelling languages and structured craft approach; including the art of storytelling, elements and structure of a story, narrative techniques, the story development in multiple films and media-related platforms; the creative application to any of the following screenwriting, short films, televisions, and/or design related outcomes, such as campaigns, posters, adverts, applications, products, etc.

ICFA 336

Cinematic Language and Its Application

4 (4-0-8)

Prerequisite: –

Course Description: An introduction, practice and an application of languages to critical thinking and analysis; examining key film languages and textual examples, including narrative theories; genre, film theories; an analysis of key film texts; the development of skills in research, writing and analytical thinking; applied knowledge to creative works; the presentation of original ideas and reflection on craft approach

ICFA 337

Thai and ASEAN Cinema

4 (4-0-8)

Prerequisite: –

Course description: An introduction, practice and an application of languages to critical thinking and analyzing of Thai and ASEAN film texts; examining key film languages and textual examples, including narrative theories; genre, film theories; an analysis of key film texts; the development of skills in research, writing and analytical thinking

ICFA 338

Short Film Production

4 (2-4-6)

Prerequisite: –

Course description: An introduction, practice and an application of short film languages and the structured craft approach; including narrative storytelling, film making techniques, and production practices, hands-on film pre-production, production and post; short films, research, analysis, presentation

ICFA 339

Film Genre and Gender

4 (4-0-8)

Prerequisite: –

Course description: The critical thinking and analysis practice of reading and decoding genre film texts; examining key film languages and textual examples to discuss issues of gender and gender representations, including genre theories; gender theories and film feminism; an analysis of key film texts; the development of skills in research, writing and analytical thinking