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 and comparative 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.

Program Features

  • Theory-to-Practice grants are great opportunities for research, travel, or internships to study film in other cultures, participate in film conferences, or intern in the film industry.
  • Majors take film-related courses in at least four different areas, providing a solid foundation for careers in communication, the arts, public relations and other fields.


Available Minors

Program Contact Info


Director: Lynette Carpenter
Sturges Hall 311
P 740-368-3587

Program Director

Lynette Carpenter
Professor of English
Sturges Hall 311