- ABOUT US
Since the blossoming of the neighborhood movie house in the early 20th century, film has become one of the most universal, most accessible artistic media in contemporary culture. Film impacts how we think about our world, from our ideals of beauty to our concepts of social interaction. It provides a language of common ideas and images that is spread around the world for reasons both of profit and sheer artistic drive. The interdisciplinary film studies major draws on the expertise of scholars from diverse fields in the humanities, arts and social sciences, encouraging students to engage with the creative and cultural aspects of filmmaking.
Film studies majors are prepared to work within the film industry in a variety of positions; the program's broad-based foundation also prepares students for graduate or professional programs in a range of disciplines. Graduates may also seek employment in journalism, teaching or other careers requiring well-developed communication and critical thinking skills.
As a film studies major, you'll build a foundation for further study with upper-division courses in film history and film theory. You will also choose courses focusing on at least three of five areas of study: Cinematic Traditions and Movements, Visual and Popular Culture, Gender/Sexuality/Class, Race/Ethnicity/Class or Production and Performance. These courses may draw from departments across campus. Finally, you will concentrate in an area of special interest to you by taking courses in one of the five topic areas above or by developing your own thematic emphasis in consultation with an adviser.
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