The study of film and visual media is a central aspect of our idea of liberal arts as a “useful education.” The film and media studies program at Dickinson brings together critical analysis and creation of media and is distinguished by its flexibility and diversity. As an interdisciplinary program, we offer students a wide range of courses from numerous disciplines. In addition to Screenwriting and Video Production, we draw our courses from such departments as English, French, German, history, Italian, Spanish, as well as East Asian, Africana and Middle East and women’s & gender studies. This program, therefore, studies film cultures throughout virtually the entire world.
Students have the option of doing a six course minor or an 11 course self-developed major that culminates with a senior thesis done in conjunction with two faculty from different disciplines.
In addition, we regularly encourage our students to spend their junior year in England at the University of East Anglia, which has one of the richest and most highly regarded film studies programs in Europe.