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Film

Equipment and Facilities

The film program is housed in the Foss Center across the street from the library. During an average semester film students produce 200 projects in live TV, film and digital video. A crew of helpful and knowledgeable work study students are ever present to assist productions whether in the studio, the edit suites, or on the campus grounds.

  • 60’ x 60’ Production Studio
  • Six 16mm film cameras
  • Four film editing stations
  • Film to tape telecine
  • Six Sony digital camcorders
  • Six Mac’s with Final Cut Pro
  • Music library
  • Feature Length Script library

Fine Arts Scholarship

The Fine Arts Scholarship in Film is awarded by Augsburg film faculty to incoming first-year and transfer students who have excelled in film production and demonstrate exceptional potential in film. Learn more at the Fine Arts Scholarship in Film page.

Degree Requirements 2018-2019

The Augsburg Film major reflects our belief that students are transformed through a well-rounded curriculum that encourages creativity, critical analysis and inquiry, ethical considerations, and an understanding of the synergy between theory and practice. The major explores the tension between art and commerce through dialogues with film industry members, internship and mentorship opportunities, film symposia, and Study Abroad. Students will gain experience in scripting, directing, editing, acting, and producing for both 16mm film and digital. Students will be introduced to the study of film theory, criticism, and culture. Students are encouraged to double major or to seek minors in related fields such as Art, English, Theater, Communication Studies, American Indian Studies, and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, to name a few.

Required of all Film Majors:

Nine Core Courses:

  • FLM 180 – Film Sight and Sound
  • FLM 216 – Film Production I
  • FLM 260 – Documentary Production I
  • FLM 420 – Issues in Contemporary Cinema
  • FLM 490 – Film Studies Keystone: Critical Conversations about Film and Vocation
  • COM 247 – Documentary History and Theory
  • ENL 241 – Intro to Cinema Arts
  • ENL 371 – History of Cinema
  • One of THR 232 or THR 233 (Production track majors may substitute FLM 372: Producing for Film and Television)
    • THR 232 – Acting
    • THR 233 – Acting for Camera
  • Three electives must be chosen from the two defined tracks below in consultation with your advisor, who is designated by the program director. Note that not all elective courses are offered every year, so alternatives within the track may need to be chosen.

Track 1: Production

Students interested in producing films or videos choose from:

  • ART 132 – Photography
  • ART 215 – Introduction to Web Design
  • ART 315 – Graphic Systems
  • ART 340 – Digital Imaging
  • COM 243 – Studio Production
  • ENL 228 – Broadcast and Online Journalism
  • ENL 229 – Screenwriting
  • FLM 124- Monster Movies
  • FLM 240- Animation
  • FLM 312 – Film Production II
  • FLM 348 – Intermediate Video Production
  • FLM 399 – Internship
  • FLM 495- Topics
  • FLM 499 – Independent Study
  • MUS 130 – Introduction to Music in the Fine Arts
  • PHY 119 – Physics for the Fine Arts
  • THR 328 – Theatrical Design

Track 2: Theory and Culture

Students interested in analysis of film, film genres, and cultural context choose from:

  • AIS 264 – American Indian in the Cinema
  • AIS 364 – Indigenous Filmmakers
  • AIS 208/408 – Native American Women and Film
  • ART 240 – Art History Survey
  • ENL 221 – Intermediate Expository Writing About the Arts
  • ENL 228 – Broadcast and Online Journalism
  • ENL 229 – Screenwriting
  • ENL 240 – Introduction to Literary Study
  • ENL 430 – Advanced Studies in Theory and Method
  • FLM 124 – Monster Movies
  • FLM 399 – Internship
  • FLM 495- Topics
  • FLM 499 – Independent Study
  • PHI 120 – Ethics
  • PHY 119 – Physics for the Fine Arts
  • RLN 319 – Religion at the Movies
  • SPA 248 – Spanish and Latin American Culture Through Film

Film Minor

  • COM 120 – Mass Media and Popular Culture
  • COM 247 – Documentary History and Theory
  • ENL 241 – Introduction to Cinema Arts
  • ENL 371 – History of Cinema
  • FLM 180 – Film Sight and Sound
  • FLM 420 – Issues in Contemporary Cinema