Film Studies (minor only)
Film is a powerful medium that draws on theater and music, written narrative and photography, and televisual and digital technologies. Film studies students become skilled at analyzing films and making connections between these motion pictures and the world we occupy.
Adele Foster '16, Graduate Student, Columbia University
The Film Studies program exposes you to the world of film from various perspectives. I learned: the basics of examining a film through a critical lens, the intricacies of specific film movements and genres, how film interacts with other mediums of storytelling, how commercial film is written and marketed, and how to place yourself behind the camera and try it for yourself! All of that cinematic knowledge has now taken on a new and exciting purpose at Teachers College [Columbia University] where I am able to get high school students engaged in literary storytelling and analysis by starting with a medium that is familiar, exciting, entertaining, but, as I’ve learned from MC, is so much more."