The interdisciplinary Film Studies major will help you develop the knowledge and skills to become an adept analyst of film.

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.


The major requires completion of 10.25 units. ENG 254 Introduction to Film Studies is required of all Film Studies majors (and minors). Additionally, to complete the major students must take at least 4 units from Group A and at least 1 unit from Group B. No more than 3 units from Group C may be applied to the major. During the spring semester of their senior year, students must complete the FLMS 400.1 Senior Portfolio (0.25cr).

A maximum of 3 transfer credits may be applied to the major.

See the updated list of courses available that fulfill each requirement.

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Complete a Double Major in Four Years

The interdisciplinary nature of the Film Studies Program allows students to successfully graduate with a Film Studies major in combination with any of the following degrees, according to their preferences: Performing Arts, Communication, and Spanish. For more information on how to double major, please contact Eva Paris,

Media and Film Production

Are you more interested in creating and delivering creative content and producing video or film? If so, you should look at combining your Film Studies Major with OWU’s Communication Major, which offers a concentration in Mass Media and Production. A double degree in Film Studies and Communication will equip you with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, professional skills, and the attitude to deliver a range of audiovisual projects and films to diverse audiences.

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Graduate Outcomes

Leah Crawford ’19

After graduating, Leah is working as a production assistant in the film & television industry in Los Angeles, California. While at OWU, Leah had several related internships in and around the Southern California area.


Program Contact Info


Ohio Wesleyan University
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015

Social Media

Instagram @owu_film

Program Director

Eva Paris-Huesca
Associate Professor of Modern Foreign Languages
University Hall 212B
P   740-368-3685