INTRODUCTION TO THE PROGRAM
Film production fuels a $36 billion industry, and the growth of the Internet has made film a vital medium for 21st-century communication. Film is an art form and a news medium. Much of what we know about people, places, and cultures, both past and present, comes through film.
Ohio Wesleyan's interdisciplinary film studies program brings together faculty from literature, global studies, creative writing, multimedia production, theatre, and other fields to help students understand how motion pictures are produced and gain a rich knowledge of cultural, political, and economic contexts to analyze a wide range of moving images, from advertising and propaganda to prime-time programming and news footage.
- The Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies allows students to take film-related courses in a broad range of separate disciplines (Fine Arts, Communication, Performing Arts, English, Spanish, etc.) and can take courses such as screenwriting, Latin American Cinema, Video Production, Editing and Design, Acting, Analysis of Music in Film, Black Identity, Female Filmmakers, and many more.
- Many Film Studies Majors gain real experience through internships and off campus program opportunities.
- At OWU you’ll have the opportunity to work immediately in your favorite field by becoming a Film Studies Intern and collaborating with us in one of the program initiatives.
- Our OWU graduates have been able to compete successfully for admission to prestigious film schools and graduate programs; for positions in film and video production, distribution and exhibition; and with jobs as editors, producers, actors and filmmakers.