Through cinema studies, students gain a background in the traditions of cinema and the theories of storytelling and image- making. This prepares them for a wide range of careers and artistic endeavors.
Master of Arts
The M.A. program in cinema studies highlights important developments and movements in filmmaking. Special attention is given to social, cultural and political backgrounds that have influenced cinema. Students become familiar with the language of cinema to support their understanding of various genres, alternative modes, and national and ethnic thematic motivations.
The program is based in a diverse learning environment. In addition to courses dedicated to cinema history and theory, students may explore animation and film production, and take elective courses in literature and art history.