Film Studies, MA

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • build requisite skills for PhD-level study, including academic research and writing, public presentations, publishing, and grant applications;
  • identify and apply concepts of film and media theory in scholarship as well as pedagogical practice;
  • identify and apply methods of film historiography, including evaluating and working with archival materials;
  • develop a broad understanding of the discipline’s history, current status, and potential future;
  • acquire knowledge of cinema’s historical periods, global variations, and diverse forms; and
  • acquire a diverse set of professionalization skills in order to explore film- and media-related career possibilities within and beyond academia.