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Oklahoma High School Football State Championship Games:
UCO welcomes Oklahoma high school football state championship teams and fans to our campus for the 2022 OSSAA high school football championship games, Dec. 1-10. Visit the Championship Central website for more info.

How are films made? How do films make meaning?

Many of us have an appreciation for movies and hold some meaningful ones dear, but it can be a struggle to put into words just how a film has impacted us. Film studies is the rigorous analysis of filmmaking tools and the place of films in visual culture.

Students in the Film Studies minor at UCO gain a critical vocabulary for film analysis in order to evaluate and analyze the meaning of movies as part of popular culture. As an interdisciplinary minor, Film Studies represents a collaboration between the departments of English, Modern Languages, Humanities and Mass Communication. Our students acquire media literacy about the filmmaking techniques that produce cinema’s wider impact. The minor integrates well with degrees across campus to demonstrate competency with how your area of study intersects with visual media and the film industry. 




Check out the degree sheet to see the classes that make up the Film Studies minor curriculum.

Degree Sheet



“Thursday is the New Friday"
Screening Series

All films will begin at 2 p.m. in Communications Building Room 120:

  • Nov. 17  (CANCELLED)

Affiliated Faculty

Matt Knutson, Program Director


Tajanae Barnes
Timothy Petete

Wayne Stein
Connie Squires

Mass Communication

Milos Ajdinovic
Mark Scott

Modern Languages

Sophia Clark
Guillermo Martinez Sotelo
Catherine Webster
Jessica Appleby

Humanities and Philosophy

Annie Holt



What Bruce Lee Can Teach Us About Mindfulness

Dr. Wayne Stein is a professor of English and teaches Kung Fu Cinema. This talk will show how the he used the path of the mindful martial arts warrior with the weapon of positivity to overcome the painful adversities during the pandemic.