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 degree 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. Many of our students go on to obtain advanced degrees (MA, MLIS, PhD) in complementary fields of study.

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

Absolutely. If you are a student at NCSU and have secured an internship on your own, using ePACK or any other resources, please email Douglas Walls with the name of the organization and the contact information for your supervisor, and you will be added to the required class, English 350 as soon as your registration window opens, which will allow you to receive 3 credits towards your degree. If you would like help securing an internship, you need to complete an application process. You can find all of the details on the How to Apply page at the internship program’s website. The materials you submit for the application helps us see what type of internship you want and what type of experience you already have.

English 350 and the successful completion of an internship can count as your Advised Elective in the Arts Studies Film Major (Film Concentration) or as an elective in the English-Film concentration.

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?

To declare a film major, apply on line in the MyPack Portal--Film Studies (16ARTSTBA 16ARTSTFLM) is a major within Arts Studies, which is within CHASS. Students should review the minimum and preferred requirements for applying at CODA. Once you have reviewed the application requirements, you can press a button on the left side of the web site that says "Proceed to Application." You may apply for a new major during a one-month period, three times per year: Aug 15-Sept 15, Jan 15-Feb 15, and May 15-June 15. The effective date of the new major will be the next term.

5. Will I have a faculty advisor? 

After declaring a film major, students are assigned to a film faculty member for advising.  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 degree requirements for film majors?

Film Majors (Arts Studies-Film, 16ARTSBA)

English Majors with a Film Concentration (16ENGLBA)