Film and Visual Narrative (Interdisciplinary Minor)

The film and visual narrative minor is designed for students who are interested in focused engagement with film, visual storytelling, and emerging forms of digital narrative. FVN students study the history and aesthetics of film and related sequential visual media. While the minor focuses mainly on analyzing and responding to media rather than on production, some electives in the minor give students the chance to experiment in various ways with media production.

Film and Visual Narrative Minor (18-20)

1. REQUIRED FILM STUDIES COURSES (6 Credits)6
Introduction to Film Studies
World Cinema
orĀ FVNS 351
Documentary/Avant Garde Film
2. ONE OF THE FOLLOWING VISUAL SEQUENTIAL STORYTELLING COURSES (3 Credits)3
Visual Narratives
Digital Storytelling
Introduction to Time-Based Art Making
Intermediate Time-Based Art Making
Advanced Time-Based Art Making
3. ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PRACTICAL ART AND/OR MEDIA COURSES (3 Credits)3
Adobe Creative Suite And Indesign
Digital Photography I (Cross-listed as AR 231)
Photojournalism (Cross-listed as JMC 231)
Interactive Journalism
Introduction to Video and Audio Journalism
Photo Essay
4. ELECTIVES: 6-8 MORE CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING (6-8 Credits)6-8
Note that any courses used to fulfill credits above (in sections 1-3) may not be re-used for elective credit.
- Los Angeles Film Studies Center Internship (3 credits)
- Los Angeles Film Studies Center Transfer Credit (3 credits)
- Additional Approved Film-or Visual Media-Related Courses (up to 3 credits)
- An Approved Film-or Visual Media-Related Internship (up to 3 credits)
- An Approved New Media-Centered Whitworthian Editorship (up to 3 credits)
- An Approved Media Production Project (Independent Study, w/Public Presentation) (1-4 credits)
Classic American Films
Film Noir Hardboiled Lit
Documentary/Avant Garde Film
World Cinema
International Films
Asian American Film
U.S. Latino/a Film
Native American Film
African American Film
Internet Applications Development
Human Computer Interaction
Acting for the Camera
Acting I
Design & Production: Scenic & Costume
Voice for the Performer
No more than one of the following art courses:
Adobe Creative Suite And Indesign
Digital Photography I (Cross-listed as AR 231)
Introduction to Time-Based Art Making
Intermediate Time-Based Art Making
Advanced Time-Based Art Making
No more than one of the following journalism courses:
Photojournalism (Cross-listed as JMC 231)
Media Criticism
Interactive Journalism
Introduction to Video and Audio Journalism
Digital Storytelling
Photo Essay

Courses

FVNS 124Adobe Creative Suite And Indesign (Cross-listed as AR 124)3
FVNS 201International Films (Cross-listed as HU 201)1
FVNS 202Classic American Films (Cross-listed as EL 202)1
FVNS 204Film Noir Hardboiled Lit (Cross-listed as EL 204)3
FVNS 215Acting for the Camera (Cross-listed as TA 215)1
FVNS 227Introduction to Time-Based Art Making (Cross-listed as AR 227)3
FVNS 230Asian American Film (Cross-listed as USCS 230)2
FVNS 231U.S. Latino/a Film (Cross-listed as USCS 231)2
FVNS 232Native American Film (Cross-listed as USCS 232)2
FVNS 233African American Film (Cross-listed as USCS 233)2
FVNS 234Photojournalism (Cross-listed as JMC 231)3
FVNS 235Digital Photography I (Cross-listed as AR 231)3
FVNS 250Introduction to Film Studies (Cross-listed as EL 250)3
FVNS 273Acting I (Cross-listed as TA 273)3
FVNS 278Design & Production: Scenic & Costume (Cross-listed as TA 278)3
FVNS 279Voice for the Performer (Cross-listed as TA 279)2
FVNS 301Internet Applications Development (Cross-listed as CS 301)3
FVNS 315Media Criticism (Cross-listed as JMC 315)3
FVNS 327Intermediate Time-Based Art Making (Cross-listed as AR 327)3
FVNS 329Visual Narratives (Cross-listed as EL 329)3
FVNS 335Interactive Journalism (Cross-lsited as JMC 335)3
FVNS 336Introduction to Video and Audio Journalism (Cross-listed as JMC 336)3
FVNS 339Digital Storytelling (Cross-listed as EL 339 and JMC 339)3
FVNS 340Photo Essay (Cross-listed as JMC 340)3
FVNS 344Human Computer Interaction (Cross-listed as CS 344)3
FVNS 351Documentary/Avant Garde Film (Cross-listed as EL 351)3
FVNS 352World Cinema (Cross-listed as EL 352)3
FVNS 427Advanced Time-Based Art Making (Cross-listed as AR 427)3
Program Contact

FRED JOHNSON

Dean of Arts and Sciences

NOELLE WIERSMA