Student Research

Research is a crucial part of the Film Studies major and minor, developing students’ skills in big-picture thinking, project design, information literacy, and critical analysis. Every student will do research as part of his or her Film Studies course work, which culminates in a Capstone Research Seminar taken in the junior or senior year. Additionally, an intensive research experience is perfect for students who want to immerse themselves in a project and work one-on-one with a faculty mentor.

Visiting Professionals

In conjunction with the many film festivals and series in the area, and as part of its lecture series, the Film Studies Program brings industry professionals to campus to speak with students, present their films, and teach master classes.

Internships & Career Opportunities

There are a wide variety of internships that are of interest to film studies students. In addition to opportunities in film and television production companies and at film festivals, many companies, non-profits, museums, archives, and libraries offer internships in their production and communications divisions. They provide excellent opportunities for Film Studies students to build upon their classroom learning with experiences in many aspects of visual and cultural production.