From academic study to production principles, the Film Studies program provides guidance to our students from accomplished research faculty, hands-on filmmaking instruction, real world experience through internship practicums, and opportunities for success beyond the program for our graduates. The Film Studies Program offers a major that focuses on film analysis and covers the history of cinema, national and global cinemas, film theory and genres, documentary film, and contemporary visual culture. It combines an emphasis on critical thinking, research, problem-solving, written expression, and cultural literacy with the discipline’s unique attention to visual analysis and film production. Students emerge with a greater degree of visual literacy at a time when our culture is becoming increasingly dependent upon visual communication. Graduates have pursued careers in film and related areas of the entertainment industry, journalism, art education, and writing.