Cinema Study Major

Is it your dream to work in the film industry? Our cinema study major will provide you with the analytical and production skills you'll need. The strong interdisciplinary nature of our program allows you to study with experts in art, communication, English, geography, history, media studies, modern languages, theater, philosophy, political science and psychology.

Course offerings in the cinema study major are supplemented through work with student-run campus media and clubs, an extensive internship program and a highly developed portfolio of study abroad opportunities.

Career Potential

  • Script writing
  • Producing
  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Criticism
  • Education

Special Features

  • Opportunity to intern at the Blackbird Film Festival
  • Structured independent learning opportunities in the areas of

What Will I Learn?

When you choose cinema study, you will:

  • Have a greater understanding of the role that cinema plays in shaping culture and identity.
  • Sharpen your critical thinking abilities, allowing you to critique and analyze the moving image.
  • Gain technical skills in all areas of filmmaking, from storyboards to post-production editing.

Get Involved

Write for the newspaper, host your own radio show, produce TV programs or edit a magazine.

Student Clubs

Next Steps

Contact Us

Office: Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-117
Phone: 607-753-4201
Fax: 607-753-4821

Fast Facts

The Dragon Chronicle has been published for more than 135 years.

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Credit Hours: 120


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Ann C. Allen Memorial Award
  • Outstanding Senior in New Communication Media Award
  • Thomas O. Mwanika Award
  • Eugene Bierbaum Award

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