Study Film in New York City in Summer 2017

nyc-film-program-graphicCinema in New York City is a new study away program offered by Portland State Film in Summer 2017.

In this program, students will enroll in two courses, for 8 credit hours, and travel to Manhattan for two weeks to study New York film history and culture, and produce their own short films.

Travel Dates: June 24-July 8, 2017

Portland State Film’s Cinema in New York City will be an intensive program that will immerse students in the filmic culture of the nation’s largest metropolis. Through tours, site visits, guest speakers, screenings and lectures, students will learn about the artistic and cultural histories of New York and find ways to tell the city’s story through their own creative work and research projects.

Students will investigate New York’s distinct neighborhoods, its institutions and organizations, its people and its history through narrative and nonfiction creative work, and through the researching and critical study of the city’s cinema. New York is the world’s media capital, and there is no city more ideal for students of film and media to visit and to work on projects.

Students will take two courses in the program: FILM384 “New York on Film” and FILM360 “Production in the City”. In these courses the students will work closely with the professor to produce portfolio-quality writing and creative work that will serve them in their goals beyond graduation, whether that’s the pursuit of work in professional production markets, securing funds for a production or a research project, or applying to graduate school in film, communications, business, history, law, or any number of fields of study.

The director of the program is Emmy-winning filmmaker and professor Dustin Morrow, who has a decade of experience in leading summer programs and has presented research on maximizing the professional outcomes of the study away experience. This program is open to all majors.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Prof. Morrow at to request an info packet containing all of the details on program schedule, costs, travel and coursework.