Administered by the Film Studies Program, MIP is an interdisciplinary collaboration with departments across the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wexner Center for the Arts. Students majoring in MIP have the opportunity to take production courses in ACCAD, The Department of Art, The Department of Dance, and The Department of Theatre.
The courses comprising the Film Studies Minor requirement come from The Department of African American & African Studies, The Department of East Asian Languages and Literature, The Department of Comparative Studies, The Department of Design, The Department of English, The Department of French & Italian, The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, The Department of History of Art, The Japanese Program, Slavic and Eastern European Languages and Cultures, The Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and The Department of Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies.
Core MIP Faculty
Based in the Department of Art, Professor Roger Beebe is an experimental filmmaker and a film programmer, who has won numerous awards and screened his work around the world. He will be teaching Filmmaking Foundations 1 (MVNGIMG 2201) in Autumn 2017, and his other courses will contribute to the experimental area of MIP. To view some of Professor Beebe’s work, visit rogerbeebe.com
An award-winning filmmaker who uses experimental, documentary, and narrative techniques to explore the relationship between place and identity, Professor Vera Brunner-Sung directed the feature Bella Vista (2014). Professor Brunner-Sung will be teaching Filmmaking Foundations 2 (MVNGIMG 2202) in Spring 2018 and will offer other courses in the Department of Theatre in MIP's narrative area. To view some of Professor Brunner-Sung’s work, visit brunner-sung.com
Professor Ryan Friedman is the Director of the Film Studies Program, which administers MIP. He works with program faculty, staff, and students to coordinate the development and delivery of this exciting new major.
Professor Janet Parrott is the Chair of the Department of Theatre. A distinguished teacher, Professor Parrott has mentored many Ohio State students in film and video production. She has been integral to the conception of the MIP major, bringing expertise in both the documentary and narrative areas of practice.
A faculty member in the Department of Design and ACCAD, Professor Alan Price brings his considerable creative and research expertise to the animation area of MIP. He has shown animation and film work at film festivals, and his interactive works are on permanent display in several museums of art, technology, science, and history. To view some of Professor Price’s work, visit accad.osu.edu/~aprice/
Professor Mitchell Rose is one of the leading practitioners in the field of "dance-film" and curates an annual festival at the Wexner Center for the Arts called DANCE@30FPS. Before becoming a filmmaker and joining the Department of Dance at Ohio State, Professor Rose was a New York-based choreographer/performance artist. The MIP elective courses that he teaches include Making the Filmic Poem, Dance Film 1, and Dance Film 2.
Before joining the Department of Design at Ohio State, Professor Swearingen was Technical Director of Lighting at Pixar Animation Studios, where she worked on a number of award-winning features and shorts. Her courses will contribute to the animation area of MIP.