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Film Studies (Minor)

Do you love movies? Are you fascinated by how they’re made? At Creighton, you can indulge in your passion for film while preparing for your career. Creighton University’s minor in film studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides students an understanding of the filmmaking process and an appreciation of film as an expressive art form.

In film studies, you’ll have the opportunity to explore film history, criticism, theory, aesthetics, narrative techniques and more. Students who minor in film studies find jobs in film, art and design, broadcasting, web development and other sectors that benefit from the use of video.

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Program Details

Program Goals

The film studies minor program is designed to give students the opportunity to explore a passion in the arts while learning valuable skills such as creative writing and videography that are beneficial in a variety of careers. This interdisciplinary film studies program provides students with an understanding of the filmmaking process and an appreciation for film as an artform.

When you enroll in the film program at Creighton, you’ll:

  • Explore film history, criticism, theory, aesthetics and narrative techniques
  • Develop critical thinking and technical skills
  • Learn to appreciate film as an expressive art form

Creighton’s film studies program has local internships available for credit.


The film studies program requires 18 credits, emphasizing film history, criticism, theory, aesthetics and narrative techniques. Electives include:

  • Creative writing
  • Screenwriting
  • French cinema
  • Film music
  • Video and filmmaking
  • Latin American film

See the full curriculum.

Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

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