Film Studies

Film Studies: Self-Designed Major, Self-Designed Minor 

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