Major program: To fulfill the major, students must complete satisfactorily:
The Film Studies Department at Wesleyan is firmly grounded in the liberal arts tradition of integrating history and theory with practice. Faculty in the Film Studies Department teach films from the vantage point of how they are made and received, asking students to analyze the industrial and technological conditions of a film’s production, the choices the filmmakers made, and the effects of these conditions and choices on our viewing experience. With a solid grounding in this approach to the study of film, senior film majors are then prepared to write historical theses, craft screenplays, or direct films, videos, or virtual projects.
Sample Courses: Contemporary East Asian Cinema; Melodrama and the Woman’s Picture; The New German Cinema; The Cinema of Horror; Color in the Cinema; Advanced Filmmaking; Screenwriting; Sight & Sound
Number of Professors: 7
Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies, Founder and Curator of The Cinema Archives, Chair, Film Studies