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Film & Visual Narrative Minor

As a film & visual narrative minor, you will have the chance to study visual storytelling, emerging forms of digital narrative, and the history and aesthetics of film. You will be asked to consider the relationship between film and culture and examine what it means to encounter art and storytelling in your daily life. This interdisciplinary minor allows students to explore visual communication, improve their writing and analysis skills, develop technical skills, and cultivate a multimodal approach to storytelling and composition. You will be equipped to tell stories effectively, through words and visuals, in our contemporary world.

Why minor in film & visual narrative at Whitworth?

  • Benefit from individualized instruction in small, project- and discussion-driven classes.
  • Take advantage of off-campus programs like the Los Angeles Film Studies Center, a semester-long off-campus program in Los Angeles where you can see filmmaking up close, complete an internship and explore career possibilities.
  • Sharpen your analytical skills and your ability to talk incisively about what works, and why, and how, in visual storytelling.
  • Increase your intercultural competence as you examine storytelling from diverse voices and perspectives.
  • Take electives from a number of different departments—like Acting, Time-Based Media, Photojournalism, Human-Computer Interaction and World Cinema—that will give you the freedom to dive into topics that fit your interests and goals.
  • Develop creative partnerships with students from across majors.
  • Become who you’re meant to be.

Our film & visual narrative grads make a difference (and get jobs)

Film & visual narrative graduates often find positions that combine the content of this minor with their major. Our grads have gone on to jobs in education, filmmaking and video production, photography, social media and marketing, and technical writing.

Recent placements include:

  • Daniel Corpron Parker, STEAM & digital media teacher, On Track Academy, Spokane
  • Sam Henson, web and digital media specialist, Amphitheater Public Schools, Tucson, Ariz.
  • Lauren Sfeir, web and marketing specialist, Gonzaga University, Spokane

Ask our faculty

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Ask Fred

Professor of English and Director of the film & visual narrative minor Fred Johnson teaches courses including Introduction to Film Studies and specializes in film and American literature since 1900.

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Ask Casey

Professor of English and Department Chair Casey Andrews specializes in film and British Literature since 1900 and teaches courses including World Cinema.

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