Film Studies

The film studies minor teaches students about the history, interpretation, and creation of film as an art form that enables personal and cultural expression, as well as a documentary form that allows people to comment on the world around them.

Undergraduate Minor

About the Program

Program Summary

Students will learn the history of filmmaking, the techniques of film analysis, and the process of filmmaking, among other valuable skills. Therefore, film studies minors think critically about films they encounter in the world and become active, rather than passive, consumers. They share a calling to visually explore their interests, and express their ideas and unique take on the world through capturing time.

Image: Art student

Career Paths

  • Film and Television Production
  • Assignment Editor
  • Social Media Producer
  • Film Publicist
  • Film Analyst 
  • Critic
Courtni Moorman

COURTNI MOORMAN ‘98 | Art History Major


“I firmly believe that my art history background was an asset by making me stand out from the crowd when it came to getting into a top law school and in my job search.”

Image: Gelbke Art Gallery

Ways to Get involved

The Media Center also has a green screen, cameras, and audio devices for rent. The Mac Lab inside the Media Center comes fully equipped with iMac 7.1 computers, each including editing software for our film students.

Students meet with artists from across the country in the Gelbke Art Gallery, learning how to hang shows, produce different varieties of works, and host gallery openings. Each year, Hiram College also displays the Annual Juried Student Art Show in this gallery.

Faculty

Kirsten Parkinson, Ph.D.

Director Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature, Professor of English, Gender Studies Minor Program Coordinator

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