Honors in Cinema Studies

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New Class!

Students seeking honors in Cinema Studies are encouraged to enroll in CINE 407: Honors Thesis I and II.

Taught by Professor Priscilla Peña Ovalle, Honors Thesis I is offered winter term and will support your research or creative project planning, research, and writing to provide you with a solid plan and early draft of your Thesis Project. Honors Thesis II is offered spring term and will help students finalize their research or creative project in preparation for a spring defense. Read below for eligibility requirements and how to enroll. 

KINO Short Film Festival

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The Kino Short Film Festival celebrates the art of short filmmaking by independent and student filmmakers in the Pacific Northwest, giving them a venue to share their work with an audience. Films of ten minutes or less in any genre are accepted: narrative, documentary, animation, music videos, and experimental. 

Deadlines for Film Submissions:  Early:  January 31, 2023; Regular:  March 1, 2023; Extended:  April 3, 2023

UFO Presents: Matthew Thill, B.A. '14

Matthew Thill

UFO is excited to announce it's guest speaker for fall term:  Matthew Thill, Assistant Production Manager of Oregon-based LAIKA Studios and Cinema Studies alum, class of 2014!

Monday, November 14th at 6 pm in McKenzie Hall 125
Space is limited and RSVP is Required to attend.  Follow @uofilm on Instagram for more information and to RSVP.

Matthew Thill is an Assistant Production Manager at LAIKA Studios and graduated from UO in 2014 with a degree in Cinema Studies. He bounced around for 1 year doing freelance work, but has stuck on at LAIKA since November of 2015. He worked in the central Production team for Kubo & the Two Strings, was an AD on the shooting floor of Missing Link, before pivoting over to the Animation team, where he currently works as an Assistant Production Manager during the filming of the recently announced Wildwood. Off the clock, Matthew can be found being a real baseball nerd either watching/playing, traveling around the lovely west coast, or at home playing with his cats. 

Explore Cinema Studies Winter Term 2023 Courses

Explore Cinema Studies Winter 2023 Courses

Interested in learning more about the Cinema Studies major? Explore CINE's winter term CORE ED courses below. Cinema Studies offers many courses that are open to all majors and satisfy Core Ed requirements. Already a Cinema Studies major? Learn more about the interesting TOPICS courses offered winter term below. Visit the course list page for the complete list of spring courses and how they satisfy the major.

Did You Know? Cinema Studies now offers both B.A. and B.S. degree options! Cinema Studies is building connections across new disciplines and is now offering both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree option to engage with students wherever their academic training is taking them. Whether you're an IRES major, business major, or studying in a STEM field, consider Cinema Studies as a double major to tell your story at the intersection of science and cinema. To declare the major, simply submit the brief online form. 

Humanities Undergraduate Program for Archival Studies and Practice Fellowship and Internship


UO undergraduates interested in the humanities and humanities-affiliated social sciences and professions can earn 6 internship credits and a $3,000 fellowship stipend during a 20-week program. The program will provide students with important humanities library sciences research and career readiness skills, while expanding their post-college job prospects. Students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Apply by:  Friday, November 18, 2022


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