Career – what can you do with a film studies degree?
Our film studies graduates pursue careers in a variety of areas, including:
- Festival organization
- Film archiving and preservation
- Film acquisition and distribution
- Film producing
- Entertainment law (with additional training)
- Higher education (with additional training)
They have been accepted into graduate film studies programs and have launched successful electronic publications on film, media and culture.
Film studies majors develop expertise in analyzing the film industry, film culture and individual films. Courses are designed to develop critical thinking and media literacy skills, increase understanding of cultural histories, and sharpen awareness of the complex interactions between film-media practice and its socio-economic contexts.
You will complete:
- Three foundation classes – Introduction to Film, Applied Aesthetics, Script Analysis
- Three courses that provide perspective on the field – Film and Society, History of Film, and Independent Filmmakers
- Three high-impact courses – Mid-Major Portfolio Review, Film Internship or Studio Experience, and Senior Portfolio Review
- Five electives on topics such as Genre and Auteur Cinemas, Introduction to Popular Film, Animated Films, and courses on various national cinemas, including Japanese, Chinese, German, French and Russian film.
Film studies students select a minor that supports their career goals and creative interests. Business, marketing, media production and studies, and popular culture are some of the useful choices.
- Independent Filmmakers
- Genre and Auteur Cinemas
- Japanese Cinema
- Film and Society
- History of Film
- Animated Films
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Updated: 02/19/2024 01:54PM