Does a good film transport you to a different world, provoke laughter, sadness, or fear, and deepen your insight? Do you revel in deconstructing the elements of a good film to examine the subtle nuances?
In the Film Studies minor at Bryant, you’ll delve beyond entertainment to reflect critically upon the historical, aesthetic, cultural, and social significance of movies. The discipline focuses on visual literacy as it applies to moving images. Coursework also emphasizes the production, development, and distribution of movies within the film industry.
The small classes and close faculty interaction offered here allow you to investigate all aspects of film and film analysis in depth. Classes focus on film theory and analysis as well as film production and the film industry. You will develop a wide range of skills including the ability to analyze individual films and present their ideas in written and oral form, understand the forces at work behind the production, distribution, and viewing of films. You’ll also develop an understanding of the historical, cultural, and theoretical background of film.
Future careers, post-grad opportunities
Studying film opens a wide range of careers, including film critic, writer, film festival administrator, film producer, director, or visual designer. You will also be well prepared for graduate studies.
Film Studies faculty
Communication faculty who instruct in this area represent a strong balance between industry experience and scholarship in film education. This combination reflects a contemporary understanding of film and its associated technologies with the intent of applying filmmaking techniques to content. Students become increasingly film literate through this course sequence and possess the ability to view, interpret, critically assess, and produce film content.
For a 12-credit minor:
Basic Field Production and Editing (COM243)
Advanced Studies in Film and Video (LCS441)
Choose two (2) electives from the following: