Film Studies provides a forum for the rigorous analysis of visual, textual and verbal methods of communication. The Film Studies minor integrates offerings from several academic departments and programs to provide students with aesthetic, cultural, and historical approaches to cinema and visual culture. Students learn to analyze and interpret visual images, and engage with an array of cinematic works and styles from around the world and throughout the history of the medium.
Although the minor emphasizes critical approaches to cinema and visual culture, it also offers students the option to apply theory to artistic practice through a course in video production. Students interested in pursuing additional curricular avenues to explore film/video production might consider the GLCA New York Arts Program.
Students who wish to extend their Film Studies minor may consider majors that allow senior projects involving the critical study of film, such as Comparative Languages and Linguistics (CLL) and Japanese Studies.