Spotlight – Cinema Studies: Where Critical Thinking Meets Creative Work
As an interdisciplinary major, students take courses from the the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the School of Journalism & Communication. For more information about the Cinema Studies major or to meet with an advisor, email CINEadvising@uoregon.edu; or visit us in 201 McKenzie Hall.
What is Cinema Studies?
Meet the Faculty
Cinema Studies Program Faculty span the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the School of Journalism & Communication. Meet two of the Cinema Studies faculty, as they discuss their research, teaching, and what they enjoy about being a faculty member in Cinema Studies:
Fall Term 2016 Courses
Cinema Studies majors take courses from the the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the School of Journalism & Communication. Check out the full line-up of Fall Term 2016 courses on our website here.
Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment
Through the generosity of Harlan (PhD ’74) and Rima Strauss, the Cinema Studies Program is the recipient of an endowment that brings successful industry filmmakers and emerging talents to campus annually to interact closely with students. The fund provides the resources for a filmmaker to engage in a two-week university residency, during which the filmmaker will be involved in a variety of campus activities including teaching workshops, mentoring students, and participating in public conversations.
During the 2015-16 academic year, the endowment welcomed Producer Neil Kopp as the first visiting filmmaker in the endowment. Kopp engaged in a two-week university residency during spring term 2016 and was involved in a variety of campus activities, including teaching workshops and mentoring students in the CINE 408 “Art of Producing” course, as well as participating in public conversations. Read more...
Cinema Studies Events
Cinema Studies hosts and sponsors events, speakers and screenings throughout the year. Take a look at the exciting Cinema Studies events from the past year:
Working Filmmaker Series
Cinema Studies brings industry professionals to campus to discuss with students what it takes to make a living in the industry. During the 2015-16 academic year, Cinema Studies proudly hosted Producer Neil Kopp for his discussion on the “Art of Producing.” Read more…
As part of the Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment, Cinema Studies proudly hosted two private screenings during spring term 2016. UO students, faculty, and staff were invited to an exclusive, advance screening of Green Room, starring Patrick Stewart, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, and Callum Turner, followed by a Q&A with Director Jeremy Saulnier and Producer Neil Kopp. The second screening during spring term 2016 featured an exclusive, advance screening of Certain Women followed by a Q&A with Director Kelly Reichardt and Producer Neil Kopp.
Cinema Scholars Series
Scholar speakers from around the world are invited to campus to discuss their research in film and media. During the 2015-16 academic year, Cinema Studies hosted Homay King (Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art, Director of the Program in Film Studies, and Director of the Center for Visual Culture – Bryn Mawr College) and Whitney Strub (Associate Professor of History and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies – Rutgers University – Newark). Read more...
Learn more about the program in the Cinema Studies Magazine
Cinema Studies has issued two publications that feature Program highlights, faculty spotlights, student achievements, alumni updates, and industry connections. Read more...
For more information about the Cinema Studies major
Dr. Michael Aronson
Office: 201 McKenzie Hall
Cinema Studies Locations
201 McKenzie Hall
Eugene, OR 97403-6223
Cinema Studies Lab
267 Knight Library
Cinema Studies Equipment Room
18 Knight Library