Prospective Students

Visiting Wesleyan

Prospective students who are organizing a visit to Wesleyan and are interested in sitting in on a Film Studies class should ideally plan to be on campus between Monday and Thursday, as these are the days during which most Film Studies classes are held. We encourage prospective students to visit the introductory or intermediate level Film Studies classes, which best provide an overview of the subject and illustrate the approach of the department. (Enrollment is much larger in these classes than in upper-level seminars, however.)

If you plan on visiting a class with the Film Studies Department, please schedule two-weeks in advance by emailing the Film Studies Administrative Assistant, Lisa Mingione, at to clear your visit with the class professors. Due to various special film projects, exams, etc. some classes may not be available to visitors. 

If cleared, please arrive before the class begins and introduce yourself to the instructor. Film Studies classes can be quite long, as they typically include both a film screening and a lecture or discussion; if you can not stay for the entire class, please try to arrive at the beginning of class so as not to interrupt proceedings halfway through.

If you are interested in a self-guided visit of the Film College building, you may do so Monday through Friday. Due to various events and longer class schedules than other departments on campus there may be limited access to classrooms. 


The College of Film and the Moving Image is offering two tours for the fall semester: 

  •    Monday, October 9th at 3:00pm
  •    Friday, November 10th at 3:00pm

If you are interested in joining the tour, please arrive at the main entrance of CFILM (at 301 Washington Terrace) a few minutes prior to the start time! We hope to see you there!

Please consult this web site, or contact the Film Studies administrative assistant, Lisa Mingione, if you have further questions about the department, the Film Studies major, or the Film Studies Minor. (e-mail: