Welcome to Film Studies at The Ohio State University!
Welcome to film studies, an innovative and interdisciplinary program at The Ohio State University.
The film studies major concentrates on cinema as a multicultural phenomenon and shapes its study as a humanistic discipline.
Students complete core courses in basic film analysis, history, and theory, and then go on to take classes in early cinema, a multicultural component, film electives, and a focus area generated by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor.
To schedule a visit to the Film Studies Program offices visit the contact page to make an appointment by email.
|The Film Studies Program mirrors the inherently interdisciplinary nature of film by drawing together teaching and research expertise from a broad range of departments like:|
We also work closely with the Wexner Center’s Media Arts curators, who bring internationally renowned filmmakers, films, and premieres to Columbus!
A note on film and video production: The Ohio State University Film Studies Program is not a film school, nor does OSU have a film school at this time. Students may choose to design a production-oriented focus area for their film studies major, but students should be aware that 15 credit hours of production courses barely scratch the surface of what students learn in a film school with a BFA or MFA program. Students interested in applying to MFA programs in film at other universities will find that a BA in film studies is excellent preparation for film school. For more information about production focus areas, click here.