The Film Studies Program provides guidance to our students from accomplished research faculty, real world experience through hands-on internship practicums, and opportunities for success beyond the program for our graduates. The BA 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 the analysis of moving-image media. 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.
This major has the following emphasis areas:
Common Career Paths
You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: