College of Liberal Arts
Journalism and Media Studies
Examine the cultural influence of film
The Film Studies minor at Mercer University is an interdisciplinary curriculum that analyzes film as an art form and how it has been influenced by literature and visual art. As a Film Studies minor, you’ll learn to engage with film as a serious art form and cultural influence, examining how cinema can shape society’s attitudes, values, and perspectives. This discipline is dedicated to film analysis rather than film production and gives you an avenue to think critically about film, art, and culture.
Our faculty cultivates opportunities for you to learn outside the classroom. Whether it’s through volunteering, attending local film festivals, or finding an internship that matches your career goals, we will help you strengthen your skills and boost your resume for postgraduate opportunities.
A minor in Film Studies consists of a minimum of 21 semester credit hours. See all program requirements and course descriptions in the Mercer University 2019-20 Catalog.
Dr. Cynthia Gottshall
Professor and Director of Film Studies