FAQ

1. What kind of career will a film major prepare me for?

2. Will I be able to do an internship for credit?

3. What minimum GPA is required to become a film major?

4. How do I become a film major?

5. Will I have a faculty advisor?

6. Can I do film as a double major?

7. Can I minor in film if I am a Communication or an English major?

8. What are the General Education requirements for film majors?


1. What kind of career will a film major prepare me for?
Our students have gone on to careers in film and television and in education (see Alumni page). The analytical and communication skills our program develops enables our graduates to work successfully in creative, educational, and business environments. 

2. Will I be able to do an internship for credit?
Yes. Contact organizations directly to set up unpaid internships. The Director of Film Studies can start you off with a list of organizations our students have worked with in the past, but you are not limited to these groups. Internships are generally treated as 3 hour independent study courses and require 150 hours (10 hours per week during a regular semester). They should enable the student to learn or develop a specific skill in film programming, exhibition, production, research, or promotion. Contact the Director of Film Studies for more information. 

3. What minimum GPA is required to become a film major?
Students must have a 2.00 or better GPA to declare the Arts Studies-Film major. 

4. How do I become a film major?
See
Hope Ziglar, Student Services Coordinator in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) in Caldwell G106. 

5. Will I have a faculty advisor?
After declaring a film major, students are assigned to a film faculty member for advising. Students will receive a letter within several weeks of declaring the major with that assignment. It is important to keep in regular contact with your faculty advisor. 

6. Can I do film as a double major?
Yes. Be aware that 9 hours of coursework may be double counted (count toward both majors). 

7. Can I minor in film if I am a Communication or an English major?
Yes. Be aware that only 3 hours of coursework may be double counted (that is, contribute to both your major and the film minor). 

8. What are the General Education requirements for film majors?
University and CHASS requirements are detailed in the curricular requirements for entering undergraduates, found at:
https://www.regrec.ncsu.edu/scripts/RegRec/ada_dgtt.pl.
Follow the link for Humanities and Social Sciences, then for the Arts Studies (Film Studies) B.A.