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Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Studies

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The cinema studies major blends a film- and media-focused liberal arts education with creative work in digital filmmaking. Because cinema is inherently multidisciplinary, the major spans the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and the School of Journalism and Communication, and includes a diverse array of courses in the history, theory, and aesthetics of cinema as well as in digital production. This collaboration is unique to Oregon: cinema studies majors take their courses across three different schools rather than from one department or program within one school, learning to understand the medium from a variety of disciplinary angles and perspectives. The Bachelor of Arts in cinema studies provides its graduates with a sound foundation for entering their chosen professions or continuing their education in graduate school. It also gives them the critical and analytic skills to adapt to the changes that are likely to occur in their professions throughout their lifetimes. Students in the major are encouraged to study overseas in programs that immerse them in different cultures and languages, including the program's own summer program in Dublin, Ireland, at the National Film School of Ireland, housed in the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design, and Technology. Students are also encouraged to work with the program's staff to seek internships in their chosen areas of potential career interest and expertise. The Bachelor of Arts in cinema studies consists of 56 credits divided among four categories: fundamentals, production, core courses, and electives. The major includes the option of graduating with honors. A Bachelor of Science degree is not offered. Courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade, and students must earn a grade of mid-C or better for credit toward the major. At least 28 credits must be taken in residence at the University of Oregon.