This interdisciplinary major takes one of the most influential art forms of the twentieth century and today—film—as its object of study. The field of Film Studies addresses the history, theory, and culture of this art form and asks questions about film texts themselves: modes of production, (including everything from filmmakers’ aesthetic choices to the role of the global economy); historical, national, and cultural contexts; and spectators and audiences.
Students complete 20 units in Film, Visual and Popular Culture, Gender/Race/Ethnicity and Humanities and 0-20 units in a Language.
Introduction to Film Studies
FMS 1: Introduction to Film Studies (4)
Analysis of film form and narrative, including cinematography, editing, and sound. Issues in film studies, including authorship, stardom, race, gender, class, and cultural identity. Includes introduction to selected cinematic movements and national film traditions.