Cinema studies student working on a movie at a computer

Cinema Studies

Cinema Studies at Willamette introduces students to the construction of cinematic works and traditions.

Programs Offered: Major, Minor

The Cinema Studies program provides students with critical tools necessary to make informed judgments about the visual representations they encounter, and it teaches students to critically examine the roles film and visual media play in our own lives.

The cinema studies major is well suited to contribute to the critical social engagement that the liberal arts seek to foster. It also prepares students for career opportunities or advanced study in filmmaking, non-print journalism, and media criticism.

Note: In the fall of 2018, Film Studies became become Cinema Studies. The change updated and streamlined the program, allowing students to choose an area of concentration. Students had the option to continue the current Film Studies major or to elect the new Cinema Studies major.

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