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Film Studies

Film studies is designed for students who would like to translate their passion for movies into a body of knowledge about film and acquire a fluency with the process of reading movies. It aims for both breadth and depth, introducing students to a wide range of film and developing a sophisticated reading of individual movies.

Film studies offers both survey and advanced classes in film that offer a variety of approaches: genre, theme, culture, narrative, cinema and history, and the work of individual filmmakers. In addition students may choose to take classes in (theatrical) direction and photography that offer both theoretical and hands-on explorations of the elements that comprise filmmaking. 

Program Highlights

  • Survey classes in American and World Film
  • Courses in French, Italian, German and Russian film taught in English
  • Advanced film seminars and tutorials

Film Studies News

Holy Cross Academic Conference 2017 to Showcase Student Work

Apr 21, 2017

As the academic year nears its end, more than 350 students will present the results of their independent work in the performing and visual arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at the 2017 Academic Conference, taking place across campus …