Film is one of the dominant art forms of our time, posing all of the moral, aesthetic, ideological, perceptual and epistemological questions important to a modern humanities education. In our film studies program, students become acquainted with film's forms, techniques, significant movements, and criticism. Students explore film as a cultural force, learning how films intersect with religion, politics, race, gender, values, and globalization.
Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies
Our film studies major consists of a broad range of courses related to the history, theory, social impact, and the production of cinema and digital media arts. Students gain skills in critical analysis and writing that can be useful for a broad range of career paths in the arts industry and beyond. Students choosing the digital media production emphasis receive hands-on, practical experience in production techniques preparing them for an immediate career in the cinematic arts.
Minor in Film Studies
Through interdisciplinary courses, our film studies minor introduces students to the history, theory, aesthetics, social impact, and production of cinema.