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A PROGRAM IN THEORY, PRODUCTION, HISTORY
Welcome to the Film Studies Program at Vanderbilt University. Our major combines the practice of filmmaking with the study of film theory and global film history. Emphasizing cinema as both a modern aesthetic form and a hands-on cultural practice, the program trains students for careers in film and media production, communications, academic media studies, and community and social relations. While the program encourages new ways of thinking, looking, and making, it also develops the traditional learning skills of a liberal education. A core curriculum in film theory, history and filmmaking is supplemented with classes in the related arts, disciplines, and cultural minority and non-U.S. cinemas. The film studies major concludes with a senior seminar.