Program in Cinema and Media Studies

The Cinema and Media Studies Program offers the opportunity to study film and media from diverse historical periods around the globe. Drawing on different disciplines across the university — including faculty and resources from art, art history, theatre, classical and European studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Latin American studies, English and religion — Cinema and Media Studies aims to develop the critical tools for viewing and analyzing the moving image in all its manifold forms.

In addition to the history and theory of cinema, courses concentrate on more recent forms of media such as television, advertising, the internet, video art, medical imaging and expanded cinema. Students are presented with a wide array of theoretical, historical, political and formal approaches to the moving image in an effort not only to better understand different cultural, mainstream and artistic approaches to cinema, but also our media-saturated world at large.

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