The Classroom Experience

In a world ever more dominated by moving images, film studies majors study the history of the world’s cinema in courses that focus on national and transnational issues, on genres such as the Musical, or on individual directors such as Pedro Almodovar, Alfred Hitchcock, and Ousmane Sembene. Supported by a knowledge of film theory, students also create their own images through courses in film and video production so as to become active shapers of the world in which we live.

Special topics in Advanced Studies in Visual Culture situates the films of Almodovar in the context of contemporary Spanish History and larger debates.
Study form and style in narrative film as well as in non-narrative practices such as avant-garde and documentary filmmaking
The Prison Birth Project
An exciting opportunity to make connections between academic study, creative practice, and real-world, real-time, pressing social issues.
Paris Qui Dort (René Clair, 1924)
Film Theory: A historical survey with focused discussion of films that represent the most modern of phenomenon - the city.
Maya Deren
Examine avant-garde cinema made by women from the 1940's through the 1990s, and including highly influential films of the "counter-cinema".
Adv. Projects in Video Prod. (FLMST-310CP-01)
Learn by producing and develop a short film through brainstorming, research, script or documentary proposal writing, and pre-production.
Sergei Eisenstein at Work
Embark on a historical survey of the cinema as a developing art form and a means of communication through about 1960.