Film and Digital Media

The Minor in Film and Digital Media (FDM) introduces Wabash students to the study and practice of film and digital media from a wide range of critical and disciplinary perspectives. This Minor incorporates courses from across the College that analyze film as an artistic form with a rich history, as a mode of cultural expression, as a medium shaped by literature and the visual arts, as well as a form of popular entertainment. The courses in the Minor require students to engage with films from a range of genres and styles, both Western and non-Western. Students also actively participate in the creative process through a required digital media production course. The remaining electives allow students to foster their interests from either a critical- or praxis-based perspective. 

The Minor in Film and Digital Media helps students strengthen their critical thinking skills through the exploration, analysis, and hands-on production of film and media. This Minor offers students a background in film and media that is both highly marketable and grounded in the liberal arts. An excellent complement to many different Majors, a Minor in Film and Digital Media enhances a student’s understanding of the ways in which film and media shape our society, but also animates and encourages the interdisciplinary connections foundational to a liberal education.

Requirements for The Minor

Core Courses
THE-104Introduction to Film1
THE-204World Cinema1
Production Course1
One credit from:
Special Topics in Documentary Filmaking
Digital Filmaking
Expanded Digital Production
Cinematic Environments: Digital Space
Elective Courses2
Two credits from:
Art in Film
Special Topics in Documentary Filmaking
Digital Filmaking
Expanded Digital Production
Cinematic Environments: Digital Space
Studies in French Culture
Studies in German Culture
Independent Study
Electronic Music Projects
Philosophy and Film
Religion and Film
Studies in Hispanic Culture
Seminars in Theater
Acting for the Camera
Games and Interactive Media
Playwriting: Stage and Screen
Seminar in Theater
Total Credits5

James M Cherry (chair)

Michael Abbott

Damon Mohl

Annie Strader

Matt Weedman