Film Studies

Film studies is the historical and critical analysis of the cinema that aims to reveal who we are, what we fear, and what we hope to become as individuals, communities, and nations. 

Students who take film studies courses will develop an appreciation of the aesthetic, rhetorical, narrative, and ideological components of the cinema. At a time in which the definition of “film” is shifting, film studies courses teach students how to analyze the effects of technology on art and storytelling.

Film Studies News

Stories of Reslience: International Film Festival

This year’s selections are all stories of courage and tenacity told by directors working in a variety of styles and genres, including animation, comedy, documentary, and drama. Featuring one film in each language taught at Ursinus, the annual International Film Festival brings together college students and community members to talk about how movies foster empathy and shape our thinking.
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Film Studies News

Indigenous Media Class Offered Spring 2022

An interview with Dr. Katie Quanz about her upcoming class on indigenous media.
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Film Studies

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