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Film Studies

Students learn about the formal elements of cinema and other visual media, its history as a medium, its connections to national cultures and values, and its expressions of human experience.

What You'll Study

Gonzaga’s Film Studies program is an interdisciplinary academic home for the study of film and media analysis at Gonzaga University. In this program, students learn about the formal elements of cinema and other visual media, its history as a medium, its connections to national cultures and values, and its expressions of human experience.

About the New Program

Gonzaga’s Film Studies program is an interdisciplinary academic home for the study of film and media analysis at Gonzaga University. In this program, students learn about the formal elements of cinema and other visual media, its history as a medium, its connections to national cultures and values, and its expressions of human experiences. Film Studies faculty guide students as they explore the world of cinema and examine film and other visual media as a vehicle for ethical, political, social, and cultural values. Film Studies offers crosslisted courses with departments from across Gonzaga’s campus, making it a minor that dovetails with and complements many of Gonzaga’s majors, as well as a place where students can fulfill many of their University Core requirements.