Film, video and other related media are ubiquitous in contemporary society. Students who study film learn to think, write and speak critically about a vital cultural form that increasingly reflects us, defines us, persuades us, markets us and tells our stories. Film studies at DePauw is not a pre-professional program for aspiring filmmakers. While students are required to complete at least one course in production, the program’s emphasis rests on the critical, theoretical, historical and philosophical approaches that constitute film studies as a field of inquiry within the liberal arts tradition. As such, film studies can prepare students for a wide range of careers and aspirations: as teachers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, scholars, administrators, or to simply try to change the world.
Film and Culture, Film Theory, Women in Film, Documentary Film, Japanese Cinema and Anime, Screenwriting