The interdisciplinary minor in Film and Media Studies requires a total of six courses. There are four required courses and two electives. Students may use study abroad courses to help fulfill these requirements. After a rigorous introduction to film practice initiated at the Gateway course and extended through two years of selected course work and theory, by senior year each student designs and produces a Capstone project under the guidance of an FMST faculty mentor.
Capstone projects range in form from scholarly essays to scripts and to time-based media projects. Through the Capstone projects, our students integrate distinct aspects of their learning about film and media, and bring together critical and creative approaches in pursuit of questions that matter deeply to them. Often these questions emerge out of their own unique experiences during their studies at Georgetown.
The students’ answers to these questions are designed to be shared with each other through workshop-based learning and with members of the Georgetown Community and the world.