Film Studies affords students the opportunity for in-depth exploration of one of the world’s most vibrant and influential cultural practices as both an analyst and a practitioner. Students develop the ability to think critically, analyze both visual and written texts, communicate persuasively, and produce their own digital media projects.
Film Studies Feature Stories
Professor Peter Lurie awarded Fulbright Distinguished Chair to teach in Poland
Peter Lurie, associate professor of English and film studies at the University of Richmond, has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies teaching fellowship at the University of Warsaw, Poland.
Malori Holloman, ’13, has witnessed poverty’s effects on traumatized children, homeless adults, and troubled teens. Yet she finds reason to hope.
Justin Chew, ’13, researches Hollywood heroes of the ’90s to further understanding of ideas embedded in mass American culture.
The Department of Modern Literatures and Cultures is hosting a yearlong series devoted to examining life through art, thanks to a grant from the NEH.
Free, contemporary and foreign — the International Film Series is now 23 years into its run as Richmond's premier destination for fans of world cinema.
Josh Grice, '14
A pre-orientation program for multicultural students helped Josh Grice, ’14, make an impact during his first year in college.
Brittani Shells, '11
Brittani Shells’ passion for shooting hoops and shooting video intersect at the University of Richmond.
2010 French Film Festival
The 18th annual French Film Festival drew 41 well-established French actors, directors, producers and technicians to Richmond over the course of four days, from Mar. 25 to 28, 2010.
Alumna Shares Passion for Film
Stephanie Whallon, ’98, an acclaimed production accountant in Los Angeles, returned to the University of Richmond in the fall of 2009 to teach a master class to creative writing students on writing for television.
The donation of 300 screenplays to the University of Richmond last spring could not have come at a better time. Just as the gift was announced, the faculty voted to establish a film studies major.