Department Head: Allan Moyé
Film study emphasizes cinema as an art form, media industry, and social artifact. It integrates courses from many disciplines to provide cultural, historical, and aesthetic means to think about and create visual media. Students choose one of two tracks: Film Studies emphasizes critical, aesthetic, theoretical and philosophical approaches, while Film Production emphasizes practice through courses in photography, scriptwriting, video production, and theater production, for students who want to create movies, or study photojournalism, or narrative photography, and/or use video/ﬁlm as a ﬁne art. Mary Baldwin oﬀers a major in Performing Arts with a concentration in Film and a minor in Film. Those who wish to design an independent major in Film should discuss the possibility with their advisors and the director of the Film minor.