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Film Studies, M.A.

Study the History, Theory, and Aesthetics of Cinema
  • 15

    Small Class Sizes Guarantee Close Interaction with Department Faculty

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    UNC System Schools Featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges

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    Among Public National Universities, U.S. News & World Report

The Program Prepares Students for Careers In:

Students gain practical experience in organizing and programming events and conferences.

Learn to assemble collections for cinemas, festivals, and other institutions.

Analyze, interpret and write about film as a career.

Graduates are prepared to teach film studies at the secondary level.

Oversee film production including selecting the script; coordinating writing, directing, editing; and arranging financing.

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Learn To

Develop expertise in the history, theory, and criticism of motion pictures

Prepare for a wide range of professions, including teaching, publishing, librarianship, journalism and reviewing, curating, archiving and preservation, film production, academia and film festival and arts management

There’s so much freedom with what we can do here. We can do things traditionally or we can be innovative. Everyone’s so willing to work with us on how to best create a product that adds to film history and to film as a discipline.
Anna Williams, M.A. Film Studies alumna
Film Studies, M.A. Program Overview
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