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University of Oregon

Why is the program called “Cinema Studies”?

Some of the biggest programs in the country, including NYU and USC call themselves “cinema schools,” but more importantly we believe that the term “cinema” signals a larger and more far-reaching set of interests than just “film.” Film is a medium, cinema is a language, arguably the language of the future, that can be seen and heard not just in a movie theater, but online, on the street, and on your phone. Major in the future.