(see also School of Fine & Performing Arts)

The minor in Film & Video Studies is an interdisciplinary program offered through the School of Fine & Performing Arts (Department of Art History) and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (Department of Digital Media & Journalism). Students will familiarize themselves with reading the art of cinema as cultural critics, while having the option to learn the basics of screenwriting and production. They will learn critical approaches to film and video and acquire historical, theoretical, intercultural and practical tools to study films and video from around the world.

For more information, please contact one of the program co-coordinators:

Will Hong
Department of Digital Media & Journalism
CSB 42
Phone: (845) 257-3117
E-mail: hongw@newpaltz.edu

Beth Wilson
Department of Art History
SAB 106D
Phone: (845) 257-3896
E-mail: wilsonb@newpaltz.edu

Film & Video Studies is an interdisciplinary program whose courses are based in a variety of academic areas. For descriptions of the courses listed above, please refer to the course’s subject code (the first three letters of the course number) to determine where the course is based and where its description will be found.

Subject codes for Film & Video Studies: ARH – Art History, ARS – Art Studio, DMJ – Digital Media & Journalism, ENG – English, GER – German (see Languages, Literatures & Cultures), ITA – Italian (see Languages, Literatures & Cultures), MUS – Music, SOC – Sociology

ARH348History of Film 3
ARS334Digital Video3
DMJ215Digital Storytelling4
DMJ319Writing for Digital Media3
DMJ321Milestones in Documentary3
DMJ331History of American TV3
DMJ343Aesthetics and Criticism of Television and Web Video3
ENG348Dramatic Writing Stag and Scrn3
ENG368The Jewish American Experience in Literature and Film3
ENG372Fiction into Film3
GER319Women In German Lit&Film 3
ITA261Italian Society in Film 4
ITA375Topics in Italian Cinema4
MUS350Computer and Electronic Music 3
MUS380Basic Recording Techniques 3
SOC361Images of Poverty in Film 3
SOC432Sociology of Film3