BA in Film Studies - Major/Minor

Got a Passion for Film? Write. Create. Activate!

From movies and television to virtual reality, the BA in Film Studies at Seattle University teaches you about visual culture. Learn how to make your own creative films and develop key media literacy skills for your future.

Media literacy is essential in the 21st century. Studying film is an excellent choice for someone who wants both a broad, liberal-arts education as well as strong, pre-professional skills. As Seattle is a rich venue for filmmakers, the video games industry and the tech corridor, students in film production and film studies are equipping themselves for a fast changing marketplace where analyzing, historicizing and creating media are valuable skills. Talented young film students can pursue careers in narrative and documentary filmmaking, media journalism, and television and internet marketing; write, shoot and produce media for businesses, education, government, and non-profit organizations; and critically frame the moving image as an industry, technology and art form.

As a Film major, you will:


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I look forward to meeting you in class and welcoming you to campus!


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Dr. Kirsten Moana Thompson, Director of Film Studies