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The critical study of film and how it shapes and is shaped by culture and tells its stories.

Students who major in Film Studies at DePauw are equipped to teach, succeed in the business world, enter graduate study, work with nonprofit arts or charitable organizations, work in media of all types or create their own films.

The value of a liberal arts education includes the freedom to work across traditional academic borders by pursuing an interdisciplinary major. Some majors and minors at DePauw are offered through established programs designed to be interdisciplinary in nature. To complete such majors, students take courses offered by at least two academic departments.



• Pigasus Pictures • Black Media Digital Productions, Cape Town, South Africa • Goodstory Films, New York City • Black Harvest Film Festival • Slamdance Film Festival • Saturday Night Live • The Ellen DeGeneres Show • Cinelou Films • Paskal Rudnicke Casting Inc. • BRIC TV • Exclusive Media • African Film Festival • PAL Television East Inc. • Radar Studios • ABC Studios

Careers & Graduate


• Columbia College • DePaul University • University of Southern California • School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Career Options

Moving-image media production • Media industries leadership • Education • Scholarship • Film archivist/librarian • Film critic



Minkyo Park ’21 is a Film Studies and English writing double major. Minkyo is a member of D3TV, DePauwcappella, Tiger Ambassador for Admission, Association for Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans International Student Association Writer’s associate, and writer for the undergraduate Film Matters magazine.

Minkyo’s plans upon graduating from DePauw in 2021 are to attend graduate school for film or work in film production.


Seth Friedman, Ph.D., Indiana University. Author of “Are You Watching Closely?: Cultural Paranoia, New Technologies, and the Contemporary Hollywood Misdirection Film,” published in 2017.

Cheira Lewis, Ph.D., Florida State University. Major fields of study are contemporary francophone cultures and postcolonial theory. Research interests include global cinema, French and French-francophone film.

Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, Ph.D., Indiana University. Research interests: media theory, history and criticism; television studies and cultural studies. Publication of interest: “TV Cops: The Contemporary American Police Drama” (Routledge, 2012).

Christine White, MFA, New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Her award-winning plays have been produced in New York City, in many regional theaters and abroad. Debut novel “The Life List of Adrian Mandrick” was named one of the best books of 2018 by the Chicago Review of Books and was favorably reviewed by the New York Times Book Review.

Karin Wimbley, Ph.D., University of Chicago. Finalist for the Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Faculty Development Award. Received New Directions in Global Scholarship grant from the Great Lakes Colleges Association.

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