The Department of Cinema Studies is an interdisciplinary major with the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Design, and the School of Journalism and Communication. The curriculum includes courses taught from each college with multiple faculty members.
The Executive Council is comprised of faculty from each college and representatives from Knight Library and Cinema Pacific.
A team of staff members, located in 201 McKenzie Hall, provide academic advising and department operations. Multimedia Services staff members operate the Cinema Studies Computer Lab, located in 267 Knight Library, and the Equipment Room, located in 18 Knight Library.