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.