Film students inspect a strip of film at a light table.

Film Studies

Our Film Studies minor emphasizes a creative approach to film and video production, challenging you to find your voice while constructing unique, engaging stories. With video surrounding us on screens of all shapes and sizes, the ability to produce compelling stories through film is more important now than ever before.

Brenna Malloy

Director, Television & Film

Brenna Malloy, '13

There’s this subtext of kindness in a Jesuit education that I’ve certainly carried on through my work as a director."

Director, Television & Film

Brenna Malloy, '13

You’ll gain hands-on experience with the latest video production equipment in classes that never exceed 14 students. Additionally, our program offers a strong emphasis on film history and film theory, giving you a better understanding of the language of cinema and how it affects society in the U.S. and all over the world.

It’s opened my eyes to the idea that there are so many stories being told and I want to be part of that collective storytelling with everyone else around the world.


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Whether you are interested in narrative, documentary, or experimental filmmaking, or integrating video into other fields of study, our courses will help you pursue your academic goals and artistic visions. Visual storytelling is a key component of today’s professional landscape, and gaining these skills is instrumental in today’s competitive job market. When you enroll in the Film Minor, you’ll join a vibrant community of students who share your passion for film, and together you’ll begin to produce films that give voice to your generation.


The Media Lab

Our lab provides state-of-the-art video and audio production and editing facilities to students enrolled in production courses in the Media Studies Department.


Beyond the Classroom

Our students develop their media production skills by working on media projects all over San Francisco Bay Area, in the USF media lab, in internships for non-profits and media-related companies in the bay area, or in voluntary work on campus at the San Francisco FoghornUSFtv, and KUSF.


Film Studies, Minor


Mon-Fri, 8a.m.- 4:30p.m.