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Film and Digital Media

Minor in Film and Digital Media, English Department

Concentration in Film and Digital Media, English Department 

Catalogue description:

The Minor in Film and Digital Media at Wofford aims to prepare students to be reflective, sophisticated users and analysts of all media, whether as journalists, critics, entrepreneurs, artists, educators, or researchers. Students will learn the history and theory of film and digital media alongside the skills and expertise to assess, interpret, and produce film and digital texts. The Minor will invite students to think creatively in the face of obstacles, making them better able to work together to solve problems and to be engaged citizens. 

Curriculum coordinator:

Dr. Julie Sexeny, Associate Professor of English 

Faculty associated with the curriculum:

Dr. Kimberly Hall, Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Cate Blouke, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Digital Pedagogy

Prof. Linda Powers, Instructor, English 

Course requirements: 

 Requirements for the Minor in Film and Digital Media (19 hours)                      

Core courses  

  • ENGL 205: Introduction to Film (proposed title change: Introduction to Film and Digital Media)
  • ENGL 400: Communications in the Community (1 credit = 3 hours)

Two courses in production  

  • ENGL 355: Digital Filmmaking
  • ENGL 347: Visual Rhetoric 
  • ENGL 379: Screenwriting Workshop
  • ENGL 384: Writing for the Mass Media
  • ENGL 474: Writing in Digital Environments
  • ENGL 475: Writing with Sound
  • ENGL 477: Advanced Digital Filmmaking
  • ENGL 479: Advanced Screenwriting Workshop

Two courses in history and theory

  • ENGL 350: Digital Media Theory
  • ENGL 352: Sexuality in Film
  • ENGL 354: Screen Surveillance: Film, Television and Social Media
  • ENGL 435: Global Digital Cultures
  • ENGL 447: Digital Literature 

ENGL 451: Film and Digital Media Capstone (3 hours)

Students will produce a research essay as an e-portfolio (15 -20 pages), short screenplay (15 pages), short film (10 -15 minute film with a 5-page production notebook or reflective piece), or digital media project (with a 5-page production notebook or reflective piece) informed by their service learning project or internship (ENGL 400), which will ideally be completed during their junior year. 

ENGL 452: Film and Digital Media Capstone (0 hours)

This course is designed to permit students to produce a research essay as an e-portfolio (15 -20 pages), short screenplay (15 pages), short film (10 -15 minute film with a 5-page production notebook or reflective piece), or digital media project (with a 5-page production notebook or reflective piece) informed by their service learning project or internship (ENGL 400), under conditions where awarding course credit is inappropriate. Such conditions include a digital research project produced in another college course.

Requirements for the Major in English with a concentration in Film and Digital Media

Students majoring in English may choose to concentrate in Film and Digital Media. For the concentration in Film and Digital Media, students must successfully complete English 201, English 205, one other English 200-level course (202, 203, or 204), English 260, English 400, English 458 or 459, and nine advanced courses, four of which (12 semester hours) must come from the Film and Digital Media courses. Two of the Film and Digital Media courses must be in production and two in history and theory. The remaining five courses must include one course from each of the categories A-E.

Prerequisite and Corequisite for the Minor in Film and Digital Media

ENGL 205