Film Studies

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 explores the production, development, and distribution of movies within the film industry.

The small classes and close faculty interaction 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, and 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 up 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 strike 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.