The College of Letters and Science offers a unique major and minor in Film Studies. Our interdisciplinary programs are founded on a broad, international perspective on film, television, popular culture, and media forms, texts, and global industries.

After completing the required introductory courses in history, formal analysis, and theory, film studies students explore a variety of advanced topics including world cinema, the internet and media culture, theories of mass culture, film and literature, writing on film and television, classical and contemporary film theory, television criticism and theory, film genres, and other special topic courses to suit their interests and concentrations. In addition to courses stressing cultural, historical, and theoretical approaches, students can take advantage of a range of resources and opportunities to explore and deepen their understanding of contemporary and historically significant film and television, and take part in major festivals and symposia, most recently devoted to contemporary Asian cinema, Latin American and Caribbean film and culture, and global media and technology.

Film Studies Courses

NameRankDegreeSchoolGraduate FacultyEmeritus Faculty
Gilberto Blasini Associate Professor PhD University of California, Los Angeles No No
Zach Finch Associate Lecturer PhD University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee No No
Peter Paik Associate Professor PhD Cornell University No No
Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece Assistant Professor PhD Northwestern University No No
Tami Williams Associate Professor PhD University of California, Los Angeles No No