Why study film in at the University of Missouri? From academic study to production principles, the Film Studies program provides guidance to our students from accomplished research faculty, real world experience through hands-on internship practicums, and opportunities for success beyond the program for our graduates. We offer a major and minor in Film Studies, with the opportunity to focus on critical studies and production. Not only does Columbia boast access to major film festivals, but it is also home to a thriving film industry that provides our students with practical experience in the field. Whether students are interested in studying films, or making them, the Film Studies Program has a wide range of courses that meets the students' needs and interests and ultimately provides marketable skills. The University of Missouri Film Studies major emphasizes film analysis and covers the history of cinema, national and global cinemas, film theory and genres, documentary film, and contemporary visual culture. We integrate the critical, historical and theoretical study of cinema, media and the visual arts with film and video production. We believe that it is essential for filmmakers to have a strong grasp of the history and aesthetics of cinema and, conversely, that familiarity with the principles and techniques involved in filmmaking contributes to the critical study of film. Thus, our courses bring together production students and critical studies majors so that they can each share their particular perspectives and skill sets with the other.

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