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Film Studies - A.B.

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.

Several undergraduate scholarship and award opportunities are available at the University of Georgia.

Undergraduate Scholarships & Awards


Assistant Director

Camera Operator

Casting Assistant/Director



Colorizing Technician


Film Archivist

Film Director

Film Editor/Producer

Film Festival Programmer

Industrial Filmmaker


Personal Asst. to Director

Press Agent


Program Assistant


Rerecording Mixer

Script Supervisor


Sound & Special Effects

Sound Editor

Story Editor

Studio Merchandiser

Television Producer

Visual Effects Specialist

Mtv Wsb Tv
Cartoon Network Aero Studios
CBT News Animation Collaborative
New York Times New York Library
Microsoft Wayward Pictures
Indie Fund National Speed Sports
The University of Georgia Cardinal Web Solutions
Production Consultants And Equipment The American Championships
Red Bull Emory Healthcare

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