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Finally, a cutting-edge film city like Seattle has a cutting-edge film program of its own!
Director/Screenwriter Barry Blaustein, Beyond the Mat, Coming to America, The Ringer.
Dr. Edwin WeiheDirector(206) firstname.lastname@example.org
Because Film Studies is an independent B.A. program, Film Studies majors and minors can also double-major or minor in English or English/Creative Writing, literary disciplines that importantly complement the visual storytelling discipline of film study.
With this extraordinarily comprehensive and visionary film studies program, Seattle University instantly places itself at the forefront of America’s top universities offering courses in the art, craft, and business of film-making.
Tom Wright, producer, screenwriter (Newjack City) and author of Working in Hollywood and American Screenwriters
Film Studies at Seattle University gives students a disciplinary knowledge of film as an art form – its history, aesthetics, craft, genres, and great directors – and it situates film in its global context with studies of cinemas all over the world.
Students especially interested in digital filmmaking can study screenwriting and film production, and undertake off-campus film projects and internships in Seattle, one of the most vibrant film communities in the nation.
Why pursue a Film Studies degree? Because we live in an image-dominated culture, we need to acquire the “visual literacy” required to understand, critique, and use moving images intelligently and creatively. Knowledge and competency are the first goals of a university education.
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies
Major and Minor: Students can major (55 credits) or minor (30 credits) in Film Studies, and easily coordinate their Film Studies major with a second major in another discipline.
The uniquely Seattle University experience gives added-value to Film Studies thanks to easy access to internships, professional mentoring, and film industry networking in a city that is home to dozens of production companies, art-house theaters, and film festivals – including the prestigious Seattle International Film Festival and the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, both of which Seattle University sponsors.
The emphasis on critical thinking, ethics, social justice and service, small classes, and personal attention from faculty are hallmarks of a Jesuit Catholic education.
"Fostering. Encouraging. Promoting. What Seattle University does for its students, WashingtonFilmWorks does for local filmmakers and the state film industry. We are tremendously excited to welcome the University’s new Film Studies program, and the exceptional talent it will generate and support in its graduates, ensuring that Seattle and Washington State will long be recognized as a locus for creativity and proficiency in the trade."
Amy Lillard Dee, Executive Director, WashingtonFilmWorks
Students take home awards from MOHAI's "History Is" Competition
More awards from 2013 Northwest College Film Festival
Filmmaking I Filmmakng II Filmmaking IIIDocumentary FilmmakingNarrative FilmmakingFilm Studies Honors
History of FilmHorror FilmsInternational Women DirectorsCult FilmsPolitical CinemaIntl. Cinemas of OthernessDirector: AndersonDisneyGangster FilmsClassical HollywoodRussian/Soviet CinemaDirector: KubrickWesternsStory DevelopmentGreater Middle EastStory DevelopmentDocumentary FilmmakingWomen in CinemaFilm NoirScreen AdaptationsItalian CinemaNarrative FilmmakingFilms of the 1960sArt of FilmScreenwritingLatin America CinemaProducingThe Festival
Nothing could be easier! Come to the English Department (Casey
5th) and complete a form declaring your major or minor in Film Studies.
You will be assigned a faculty advisor right away. And you will be
encouraged to introduce yourself to Dr. Edwin Weihe, director of Film
Studies, and other Film Studies faculty.
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