As a cinema studies minor, you’ll become part of the only self-standing academic department in Michigan that focuses on all aspects of film, broadcast and electronic media. Experienced faculty members will teach you how to analyze films of all genres, eras and directorial styles. You’ll gain an in-depth look at film history while also learning the social and cultural impact it has on the world and even on your own life. Film is arguably one of the most popular, dynamic and expressive artistic media.
Put Your Degree to Work
A cinema studies minor is helpful for the following jobs:
- all aspects of the film and media industries (producer, director, editor, cinematographer, screenwriter, music composer, actor, production assistant, film archivist, or advertising and marketing consultant.)
- journalism (film and media reviewers, critics and entertainment-industry reporters for outlets such newspapers, magazines, TV and radio, as well as for digital media)
- education on all levels (using film to teach critical/analytical skills in content areas such as literature, history, sociology, music, art, cultural literacy and film itself).
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data
Below is a list of potential careers, median salary over the course of the career and projected job growth.
|Job||Median Pay||Job Growth through 2026|
|Director/producer||$71,620 per year||12% (16,500 more jobs)|
|Film/video editor||$58,210 per year||13% (7,600 more jobs)|
|Writer/author||$61,820 per year||8% (10,000 more jobs)|