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Curry's film concentration will prepare you for careers in this vast and expanding field. Film is growing as an industry in the Boston area and beyond. You will study of film and the film industry through a wide range of courses in film history, film aesthetics and appreciation, film production, independent studies, and internships.

Students interested in film will also learn hands-on film and video production from professional filmmakers. Students can study RED Camera Film Production, DSLR and 4K  HD video, Film Directing, Documentary and Digital Movie making, The Business of Hollywood, Screenwriting for Film and Television, Acting for the Camera, and more. Independent Studios allow students to work on their own projects and courses, and internships in Los Angeles are also popular options for many Curry film students.

Course Requirements and Information

Required (9 credits):

COM 2492 Introduction to Film: The History of Film 3
COM 2493 Introduction to Film: Art and Form 3
COM 2498 Film Criticism 3


Choose  two of the following (6 credits):

COM 2220 Screenwriting for Film and Television 3
COM 2700 The Business of Hollywood 3
COM 2760 Video Field Production 3
COM 2761 Digital Video Editing 3
COM 2780 Digital Documentary and Moviemaking 3


Choose one of the following (3 credits):

COM 3650 Media, Culture and Society 3
COM 3760 RED Camera Film Production 3
COM 3805 Film Topics 3


Choose one of the following (3 credits):

COM 3450 Internship in Film Production or Film Studies 3
COM 4050 Independent Studio 3
COM 4100 Independent Reading 3


Total: 21 Credits

All Communication majors must declare a concentration by the time they reach the end of their third semester (must have earned a minimum of 40 credits). A student who has an interest and/or career goals in a specific area of communication may pursue a concentration in that area. Suggested course groupings for each specific concentration are listed in their respective areas. Students may use appropriate courses, among the nine courses required for the major, to meet the requirements for a specific concentration.

Students who have a career interest in an area not included in our concentrations may choose to pursue an Individually Initiated Concentration, and will work with a faculty advisor to craft the necessary selection of courses.

Concentration Areas with Advisors:

Communication Studies - COM Faculty

Corporate Communication - Professor Sinnott

Film - Professor Ritch

Multimedia Sports Journalism - Professor Lemberg

Public Relations - Professor Whitten

Radio/Audio Production - Professor Frank

Television/Digital Video - Professor Gibbs

Theatre - Professor Holbrook

Video Game Studies - Professor MacDougall

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