Film Studies

Film Studies at Willamette introduces students to the construction of cinematic works and traditions. It provides students with critical tools necessary to make informed judgments about the visual representations they encounter, and it teaches students to critically examine the roles film and visual media play in our own lives.

The film studies major is well suited to contribute to the critical social engagement that the liberal arts seek to foster. It also prepares students for career opportunities or advanced study in filmmaking, non-print journalism, and media criticism.