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Film Studies, English, BA

  • Thomas Slater with students

    GUIDES STUDENTS TO EXCEL:  Professor Thomas Slater (left) has directed dissertations that have led to books published by students including The Monster Hunter in Modern Popular Culture by Heather L. Duda and The Working Class in American Film: The Creation of Image and Culture by Hollywood in the 1960s and 1970s by Robert Marcink.

    Study the most influential art form of the century with English/Film Studies

    As an English Studies major in the Film Studies Track, you'll learn the rich cultural and artistic history of the most influential art form of the 20th century.

    You'll study the history, meaning, function, and aesthetics of films of all genres and countries of origin. You'll learn to recognize major developments in film; sharpen your analytical skills; and become familiar with the ways in which films communicate ideas about urgently significant themes, including race, gender, sexual orientation, and identity.

    You'll immerse yourself in stirring, inspiring, provocative cinematic works of imagination, alongside knowledgeable and experienced faculty ready to share their expertise and hear what you have to say and in the company of classmates who share your interests.

    You'll also gain knowledge of the newest developments in visual media, as film transforms into DVDs, streaming, omnimax productions, video games, blogs, social media, and a host of new possibilities.