The Cinema Studies major balances critical studies and production courses. It provides students with traditional classroom experiences as well as opportunities for hands-on learning experiences designed to cultivate an informed, critical perspective on the American and international film cultures. Students will graduate with the skills sought after in the entertainment industry and the historical and theoretical background essential to helping this popular art form grow.
Students in the Cinema Studies major can complete either an internship in some area of the film and video industry or an independent study of film theory & criticism and/or history. Students who choose the independent study option could satisfy this requirement by enrolling in the Study Abroad course that spends a week in Rome (when it is offered).
After successfully earning this degree, students can pursue careers in film and video locally or nationally; potential jobs could include director, camera operator, screenwriter, sound technician, film critic, among others. Other students might opt to continue their film education at the graduate level with an eye to honing their skills for the industry or developing scholarly interests. This program will be in The College of Arts&Science.
Film making, Television, Photography, Media Studies & Mass Media, Social Sciences, Video Games & Multimedia
4 years | Full time
Only one is required