The film emphasis is designed to prepare students for positions with large and small motion picture production companies, federal and state agency production units or for self-employment as independent producers, directors or production specialists. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to show their work through film festivals organized by the student-run film organization, Southern Cinema.

The film emphasis is available only on USM's Gulf Park campus.  Students who pursue the degree can spend two years in Hattiesburg and complete their film courses in two years on the Gulf Coast. Click here for the Gulf Coast landing page for the Film program.

Film Skills Sequence (27 hrs):
FLM 351 — Foundations of Filmmaking
FLM 370 — Film History
FLM 371 — Basic Cinematography
FLM 470 — Contemporary Cinema
FLM 471 — Advanced Cinematography
FLM 472 — Writing for Television and Film (Writing Intensive)
FLM 478 — Seminar in Film
FLM 479 — Film Theory and Criticism (Capstone)
FLM 485 — Film Editing 

Film Electives (3 - 6 hrs): 
Consult with your adviser for FLM course options

Students wanting to pursue a major in film should contact Annette Copeland, program coordinator for the College of Arts and Letters, to fill out the required paperwork. Ms. Copeland can be reach via email at or by phone at 228.214.3289. Students looking to be advised for the film major should reach out to Dr. Phillip Gentile, assistant professor in film, via email at or by phone at 228.214.3318.