Immerse yourself in the interdisciplinary, multimodal, and global art form that is film.
From film history to popular genres, from pre-production through post-production, you’ll learn the fundamentals of filmmaking from both scholarly and technical perspectives.
Learn what it takes to study and write about film as well as work with collaboratively with others to create your own film-based projects.
Our faculty are insightful scholars with professional experience as well as committed educators actively engaged in student learning and helping you succeed.
Your professors prioritize mentoring you in your personal endeavors and projects—and helping prepare you for the work force.
A film studies degree prepares you for a wide range of jobs because it hones your critical thinking and analytical skills as well as your written and oral communication abilities.
You'll also develop proficiency with software that enables you to edit and produce video content that can be used for a variety of marketing, advertising, informational, and promotional purposes.
Program at a Glance
You'll learn about:
- cinematic techniques and narrative form
- specific genres, like horror, science fiction, war, documentary, and others
- American and world cinema
- the history and scope of narrative filmmaking
You'll also complete coursework and projects in film culture with an emphasis on important historical and critical trends and style.
Get Involved on Campus & in the Community
Film Studies majors and minors are active in a number of projects, courses, and activities that support the making and promotion of films.
You'll enjoy extracurricular experiences like:
Students also work with the Retiree Center for the Living History Project as well as the University Theme to provide WSU’s annual theme-based film series for on-campus and community film appreciators.
You can even write for POVwinona, a WordPress blog dedicated to capturing criticisms, reviews, and other creative work written by Film Studies students.
Get a Job in Any Field
We take pride in the fact that a Film Studies degree prepares our students to pursue a wide variety of careers.
Some professions you can go on to work in include:
- Entertainment law
- Film review writing
- Graphic design and computer software
- Production finance
- Technical writing and editing