Our film studies courses give students the opportunity to write, critique, and produce films. These classes take an intense focus on the production, design, and editing of films, and provide an introduction to film analysis and critique. Students who complete introductory coursework in film studies may choose to further their study by “majoring” in film in the senior year. Majors take a full-credit Advanced Study course during the senior year in which they will work on multiple projects from conception to delivery, and refine their cinematography, production, editing, lighting, and sound techniques in a holistic format.
All projects are shot on HD DSLR and Blackmagic film cameras and are composited, mixed, and edited in our state-of-the-art graphic arts lab using Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier and DaVinci Resolve. Film studies students show their short films throughout the year at our student exhibitions and at our annual Arts Weekend in the spring semester.
Our goal is to inform and inspire the our students with the power of the moving image and the influence of media in our society. Students spend time exploring current events in the film business and learn about the many forces that affect the creation and distribution of films and television programs. Many of our film students have gone on to study film in college, most notably at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.