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The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major.
Understand that some of the options listed below may require additional training.
Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Film Studies
Students majoring in Film Studies take courses that provide a solid training in the critical act of interpretation, film
theory, and the historical context of cinema's economic, cultural, and technological development. This program
centers on film history, criticism, and theory. There are opportunities for practical aspects of scriptwriting and
directing, but this is not a film production degree. The concentration on history, criticism, and practice prepares
students to pursue Film Studies in graduate school, to move into new digital media, to help critique and generate
the images and sounds that shape our culture, or to combine other areas of interest, such as education, with cinema
studies. Many graduates of film studies find positions with film companies, film archives, festivals, or they work as
art managers, critics, journalists, independent artists, and teachers.
Possible Job Titles of Film Studies Graduates