Gain unique insight into the film industry to launch your career behind the camera.
Why Study Film Studies?
Study cinema, genre and culture through the film studies minor at USD. This program supports your growth as a creator as you prepare to enter the professional film industry or further your education as a graduate student. You'll take coursework and participate in extracurricular activities that cover a broad range of topics such as theatre history, video production, directing, acting and the ancient world of film. You will also have the opportunity to write about and create a short film – an experience that will expand your portfolio and give you invaluable hands-on experience.
Follow your passion, learn about the impact of cinema and create works of art by studying film.
Degrees & Offerings
Analyze the impact of the cinema on society and how cultural values are communicated through the film medium. With this minor, you will have an opportunity to write about, as well as create, short films.
Departments & Facilities
Whether you are interested in a career in acting, musical theatre, design technology or a related field, the real-world experiences and connections you find in the Department of Theatre will help you get there.