Prospective Students & Parents

Thank you for your interest in Cinema Studies at the University of Oregon!

Prospective Undergraduate Students

Interested in learning more/taking a tour of the Department of Cinema Studies? Please fill out the Cinema Studies Campus Tour Request Form to schedule your visit. Upon receipt of your request, the student services assistant director or another representative from the department will be in contact with you within 1-2 business days to provide further information about your request. Should you have any questions, please contact the student services assistant director via email at or phone at (541) 346-8104. If given proper notice and pending scheduling availability, a tour of the Department of Cinema Studies may consist of:

  • Meeting with the Student Services Assistant Director (who serves as the advisor for the department) to discuss Cinema Studies major curriculum
  • Meeting with/hearing from current Cinema Studies major student(s) about their experience
  • Tour of the Cinema Studies lab 
  • Sitting in on a Cinema Studies major class

In order to be able to provide the most robust campus visit experience for you, we will need at least three weeks' notification of an upcoming visit. We will do our best to accommodate time-sensitive requests; however, please be advised that class visits and/or individual appointments are not available each day.

It is important to note that the tour for Cinema Studies will be specific to the Department of Cinema Studies. Should you be interested in a full campus tour, you will need to schedule an individual campus tour. To do so, please click this link and scroll down until you see “Schedule Your Tour” to set up your tour for the University of Oregon.

A representative from the Department of Cinema Studies participates in Duck Preview (fall open house), IntroDUCKtion (mid-year and summer orientation), and Week of Welcome (WOW). Prospective and incoming students are also encouraged to attend these campus-wide events.

How to Declare the Major

Incoming freshmen or transfer students:  Indicate on your application to the University that you want to major in Cinema Studies. The Office of Admissions will declare you as a major. There is no separate application to the department. If you have already been admitted under a different major and wish to change to Cinema Studies before attending IntroDUCKtion (orientation), contact the Office of Admissions.

Current UO students:  Fill out the form to declare the Cinema Studies major.