The Film Studies program provides students the opportunity to study the formal components of cinema (e.g. narrative, cinematography, editing, mise-en-scene, and sound) within aesthetic, ethical, cultural, socio-political, and historical contexts. Within these frameworks, study of film enhances not only students' perceptual sensitivity to the cinematic medium but also their analytical sophistication regarding cinema's changing role in the world.
Students can pursue a minor in Film Studies or can pursue a concentration in Film Studies through the English department, which offers an English-Film major. Interested students are encouraged to contact program chair Dr. Kristi McKim for more information.