Film is one of the most important art and entertainment forms of the 21st century. Our program seeks to understand how and why “moving pictures” are made and encourages students to become powerful analysts and critics of films and their contexts, as well as producers of film content.
Our interdisciplinary minor in film draws from various programs – including English, theater, administration of justice, art and Spanish – to study the complex ways in which films make meaning. Students also have the opportunity to pursue screenwriting and film production.
Our students explore film as an art, gain an awareness of the cultural and institutional values in cinema, and study the histories of national cinemas and cinema as a global phenomenon. Our program also introduces students to the "canon" of great films and filmmakers and looks at issues of race, gender, ethnicity and other identities.
Life After Salve
The film industry offers a wide range of career opportunities, including directing, video and film recording, broadcasting, producing, editing, script writing, photography, sport videography and stage and scene design. Students may also use their foundational knowledge of film to explore careers in writing and editing, education or business.
Possible employers include:
- Film and video production companies
- Media companies
- Government agencies
- Audio recording studios
- Broadcasting groups
- Cable and television stations
- Communication departments
- Special effects companies
- Professional and school sports teams