Film & Animation Learning Community

You should live in this community if you are a declared Film Studies, Film Production or Animation major. You will take the foundational level film courses, introducing mise-en-scene, cinematography, sound and editing. Under the guidance of award-winning faculty, these skills are developed through challenging hands-on projects, critical analysis and creative problem solving. This community is historically located in Dahl Hall.

Film & Animation Learning Community Required Common Courses


All Students, Including Animation & General Film Majors

  • COMM 111: Film & Animation LC First Year Experience (3 credits)
  • ECON 100: The American Economy (3 credits)

Film Production & Film Studies Majors

  • FILM 175: Video Production (4 credits)
  • FILM 275: Film Appreciation (4 credits)


All Majors

  • FILM 285: History of Motion Pictures (4 credits)
  • GCOM 255: Humanities Through the Arts (3 credits)

Film Production & Film Studies Majors

  • FILM 290: Topics in Film (1-3 credits)

As a member of the learning community, you will...

  • live with other students who have declared Film as a major.
  • take three classes with students who live on your floor.
  • have a Learning Community Mentor dedicated to providing you with various opportunities for career exploration and support.
  • be exposed to career options that can be attained with a Film degree.
  • have the convenience of organizing meeting times for group projects since you live on the same floor.
  • have the opportunity to attend film screenings with faculty members on campus and within the community