Film Studies

Housed in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the Film Studies Program covers classical film aesthetics, surveys the history of world cinema and takes an in-depth look at films from America, France, Germany, Japan, Russia and the Hispanic world.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Related areas of study are fine arts and art history, theater and dance, and media and public affairs.

What can I expect to learn in the Film Studies program at GW?

Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the history, theory and genres of world cinema.

What is the Film Studies community like at GW?

Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the history, theory and genres of world cinema.

What can I do in the Film Studies field?

Careers include critic, artist and videographer.

Visiting Experts

Film studies’ faculty and students work together to bring world-renowned filmmakers to campus. Industry giants Sydney Pollack and Bertrand Tavernier as well as French filmmaker Jacques Richard have visited GW.

Admissions Blog

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