Film Studies

Film Studies at RWU explores the history, theory, criticism and aesthetics of cinema and the connections that movies have to broader social, cultural and political issues. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum that includes courses in film production and analysis, humanities and social sciences, you’ll learn how to use stories to communicate ideas in your career and everyday life.

Degree Requirements

The Film Studies Minor

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The minor introduces students to the major issues in cinema-history, aesthetics, theory, and production-as grounded in the larger cultural and international factors that inform film, other modes of communication, and indeed our everyday lives. The goal is to have students become informed viewers of visual culture, equipped with critical skills that will be useful, not only in media careers, but in other aspects of life as well.

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