Spring semester 2016, Film Studies Film Series and EventsRead More
"Reparation," written by Professor Steve Timm and directed by Kyle Ham '94, was filmed entirely in Putnam County, and many students and community members were involved in the process.Read More
A still from recent graduate Caleb Haydock's senior capstone film project, "Handlebars."Read More
Film Studies student serves as script supervisor during a faculty-directed film project.
Henry Johnston '14 (writer/director, on left) and Alex Thompson '12 (producer) with director of photography, Zoe Lubeck, during principal photography for feature film, "King Rat," shot on DePauw's campus, summer '15.Read More
DePauw students relax with visiting Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Matthew Johnson ("The Dirties").Read More
Princess Grace Award-winner and Princeton Fellowship recipient, Chinonye Chukwu '07, speaks to a DePauw audience about her work as a filmmaker and presents her feature film, alaskaLand.Read More
Media student works with Doug Fellegy, Director of the Information Technology Associates Program (ITAP) / ITAP Digital Video Instructor.
"Mud Lotus," a short film written/directed by Professor Chris White and produced by Professor Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, was an official selection at New Hampshire, Albany, and Cincinnati Film Festivals.Read More
Screenwriting professor, Chris White, discusses film adaptation with students.
Featuring courses from departments and programs like Comm. & Theatre; English; Art & Art History; Asian Studies; Africana Studies; Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and Modern Languages.Read More
MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship recipient, Joshua Oppenheimer, discusses his Oscar-nominated documentary, "The Act of Killing," with a Film Studies audience, moderated by Prof. Seth Friedman.Read More
Kyle Ham '94 and Professor Steve Timm at their opening night screening of "Reparation" at the 2015 Austin Film Festival, where the film won the Audience Award in the Dark Matters category.Read More
Film, video, and other related media are ubiquitous in contemporary society. Motion pictures combine image and text, creating a powerful medium that often dominates local cultural discourse, even as it is internationally accessible. Film Studies at DePauw cultivates a range of intersecting skills, teaching students to think, write, create, and speak critically about film, which increasingly reflects us, defines us, persuades us, markets us, and tells our stories. Students spend time closely reading and analyzing film texts for aesthetics, meaning and methodology; become versed in film and media theory and critical-analytical models; investigate the cultural, political and economic contexts in which film production takes place; explore various national cinemas, film genres and/or film auteurs; engage with the historical dimensions of film; and sample the process of making their own work--through courses in screenwriting, television production, digital art, photography, and independent study projects.
DePauw Film Studies students benefit from the expertise of professors across the curriculum--in Art and Art History, Asian Studies, Africana Studies, Communication, Creative Writing, Literature, Modern Languages, Religious Studies--to supplement core courses taught by professors who make their homes in Film and Media Studies. This rich liberal arts approach allows students to make connections across disciplines and develop a breadth of knowledge that stimulates critical thinking, problem solving, and intellectual and creative insights, whether they become graduate students, teachers, business or media professionals, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, or scholars.