Film Studies

Minor

Develop a deeper understanding of the cultural and political significance of film.

Gain exposure to a wide variety of national cinemas and film genres and theories — simply to enhance your understanding of film or in preparation for graduate work in film studies, social sciences, humanities and the arts. Complete an intensive, year-long, self-designed senior capstone project and integrate film courses offered in media arts, English, political science, world languages and other academic fields.

Internships are a key component of the program. Our students have interned at KATU TV (the ABC affiliate in Portland, Ore.), with independent filmmakers, a National Guard newspaper and Voltage Pictures, among other communications outlets.

Headlines

Christian Henry ’07 fell in love in high school — with the art of storytelling.
Black Girl in Suburbia, an acclaimed documentary by media arts alumna Melissa Lowery '09, is now available on DVD.
Media arts major and football player Warner Shaw '17 turned a competitive setback into an academic success by producing a film about his injury recovery.