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Boston College (Film Studies in Boston College Fine Arts Department)

The Film Studies Program has arisen out of a need and desire to assist students in developing critical and technical skills in the area of film.

Video, photography, and television also play a supportive role in the development of these skills. As a part of the Film Studies Program a student can pursue any of the electives dealing with the above aspects of communications.

The Educational Policy Committee of Boston College approved a new major in Film Studies in 1999. There is also a very active film studies minor.

The Film Studies major applies the liberal arts tradition to the present-day culture of images and technologies. Courses in film history, theory and criticism enable students to become active, selective, and ethical participants in a world progressively more dominated by the media of visual communication.

Research-based studies in American and world cinema explore the mutual influence of the films and their respective diverse cultures and historic periods. Familiarity with several of the great films and filmmakers provides a basis for understanding the relationship between contemporary artists and industrial society. Each student will have an opportunity to apply this theoretical knowledge to the experience of film making and exhibition both through programs in scripting, photography, production, and digital editing and through an extensive internship program in the Boston area.

Students are encouraged to widen and deepen their understanding of the medium through additional courses in Art History, Studio Art, Theater, and Communication. While this Film Studies major provides a solid foundation for further studies and professional involvement in the industry, it also offers the liberal arts student a broad-based preparation for other career options.

The Film Studies minor enables students to develop a basic awareness of film as a contemporary medium of communication.

The minor consists of the Introduction to Film Art, one course in history or criticism, one course in production, and three electives in Film Studies which enable a student to design a personalized area of concentration.

School name:Boston CollegeFilm Studies in Boston College Fine Arts Department
Address:140 Commonwealth Avenue
Zip & city:MA 02467 Massachusetts
Phone:(617) 552-8592

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