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Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies

Since its inception in 1991, Film Studies has become a dynamic center of interdepartmental and interdisciplinary activity. With active participation from a solid core of faculty members representing fifteen departments from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and the School of Education, the Program offers both an Undergraduate and a Graduate Certificate in Film Studies.

Our graduates, both those earning the undergraduate certificate in film studies and those with the graduate certificate, go on to distinguish themselves as scholars, artists, and professionals in the demanding and competitive areas of film and video. Recently, members of our faculty have received grants from foundations such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, the Getty Foundation, and AMC Cinemas, as well as numerous Faculty Research Grants, Distinguished Teaching Awards, and other distinctions.