English - Motion Picture Studies Concentration

Motion picture studies combine the verbal and written skills of an English degree (always in demand by employers) with media literacy: the ability to engage critically with visual media, and read and write about it and for it.

We live in a visual age. Both the public and private sectors require employees with media literacy, and students who take motion picture studies courses will understand visual culture as a means of expression, persuasion and entertainment.

With a motion picture studies concentration, you will be prepared for jobs in advertising, politics, the military, business and government; institutions that use visual productions (as well as traditional texts) to promote products, sway voters, and engage audiences.

Film screenings, visiting filmmakers, interdisciplinary opportunities, a low student-faculty ratio, and classes with film scholars and a Hollywood screenwriter provide a stimulating and enriching educational environment.

To learn more about the Motion Picture Studies Program, read the program requirements or contact Dr. Elizabeth Heffelfinger by email or call 828-227-3930.


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