Film Studies

Film Studies

We seek to tell stories, deep and resonant, about the extraordinary human spirit. Maybe you’re a film fanatic who can cite your ten favorite directors without hesitation or maybe the only director you recognize is Tim Burton. Whether you’re an absolute aficionado or just someone who knows what you like in a movie, the Film Studies minor is a great choice.

Bere Osorio

She is a documentary filmmaker who wants to better understand the plight of the disenfranchised.

“I’ve always seen myself as a behind-the-scenes sort of person, but how many people can say they acted with Geena Davis and her friends?!? I acted along with Jane the Virgin’s mom, and I wouldn’t have done it if my professor, Susan Edens, hadn’t encouraged me to be brave and raise my hand.”

Martin Trussell

His passion lies in composing music for films, but Martin is also an accomplished film actor.

“When I watch myself in a movie, my first thought is what I could have done differently, but then I think about how well the performance turned out, and for the effort I spent working on it, a beautiful masterpiece happened.”

BreAnna Bates

While she plans to pursue cinematography as her vocation, perhaps specializing in music videos, BreAnna has a keen interest in Korean pop music.

“Being behind a camera gives me a sense of calm that makes every other challenge worth it. There aren’t many female cinematographers, but I won’t let someone else decide that I should give up on my dream.”



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“Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language”
Walt Disney