Film Studies BA Minor program

Film Studies BA Minor program

Part of the prestigious Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies, the Department of Film Studies has been hosting various undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs since the 1990s. As part of our expanding curriculum, the Department now offers a new English-language minor for international BA students to accompany their primary field of interest.

The Faculty of Humanities at ELTE already runs numerous BA language programs in English and other foreign languages, to which the new Film Studies minor can contribute by developing a deeper understanding of the cultural context of the studied area, and broaden the horizon for the interdisciplinary processes investigated. Additionally, the faculty currently requires BA students to complete 180 credit hours for the BA degree, of which 120 have to be accomplished at the student’s major program, and the remaining credit hours can be completed externally. In this system, the Film Studies minor can function as a valuable component in any BA student’s graduation plans.

Our program allows students to develop skills in the emerging field of media studies, which increases their chances in landing media industry jobs after graduation. Furthermore, the Department already offers an English-language MA program in Film Studies, and a Doctoral Program in Film, Media, and Contemporary Culture. The new minor prepares interested students to continue their studies on the graduate-, and potentially postgraduate level within the Institute.

Host institute:

Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies, Department of Film Studies


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Education level:

Bachelor of Arts, BA, minor

Duration of the program:

4 semesters

Total number of credits:

50 credits

Requirements for applicants:

Admission to the minor is open for international BA students only.

To be admitted to the Minor, students have to (1) be enrolled at one of the BA programs of the University, and (2) complete the introductory course BBI-FLM-102 and one film history course with the code BBI-FLM-231 or FLM-241 over two semesters. Decisions on acceptance will be based on the marks received in these two courses after the 2nd semester.

The level of language competence required for completing the courses is the following:

TOEFL PBT (Paper-based test): 500

TOEFL IBT (Internet-based test): 46–59

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 5.5

CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference): B2

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