The film studies minor develops a conscious awareness of film as a basic and widespread medium of cultural communication. It provides students with the critical tools necessary for analyzing and evaluating film texts, and for beginning to understand film technologies. It also prepares students to pursue academic and creative paths for advanced study and professional interests in film.
The College’s student-run groups, including Minerva Houses, host a number of film series throughout the academic year, showcasing popular, classic, foreign, multicultural and fine art forms as well as current movies. Many are open to the public at no cost. In addition, there are films shown in connection with visual arts and other courses and with Mandeville Gallery exhibits.