About this Degree
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. Students interested in filmmaking should pursue a dual degree in Franklin College's Film Studies major and Grady College's Entertainment and Media Studies major.
What you will learn
The major in Film Studies concentrates on the history and theory of film as an art form. It provides exploration of the medium through courses in several fields, including not only film studies but also comparative literature, English, Romance languages, and Germanic and Slavic languages. Film is among the newest of the arts and its development reflects the changes in the modern and contemporary world. While the focus of the program is on history and theory of film, courses are also included that deal with acting, directing and writing for camera. An up-to-date statement of requirements is accessible on the web. All students should acquaint themselves with these general matters.
Scholarship and Award Information
Several undergraduate scholarship and award opportunities are available at the University of Georgia.
Other Academic Information
Possible Job Titles
Film Festival Programmer
Personal Asst. to Director
Sound & Special Effects
Visual Effects Specialist
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