Welcome to the Department of Cinema Studies

Three students with an iKan camera outside

Cinema Studies focuses on the scholarship, artistry, and technology of film, television, and emerging media by blending a liberal arts education with the collaborative and creative skills of digital filmmaking. Because cinema is inherently multidisciplinary, courses for the major span the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Design, and the School of Journalism and Communication.

Majors approach cinema from a variety of disciplinary angles and perspectives to learn the history, theory, critical analysis, aesthetics, and production of cinema. Students in Cinema Studies pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) and many double major.

Students learn how to turn creative visions into media experiences and gain skills to adapt to the changes in their professions. For a snapshot of the coursework and career options that students may explore, take a look at the Cinema Studies Degree Map. Information about additional services available to students on campus can be found below: