Cinema Studies

Cinema Studies

School of Communication & The Arts


As a Cinema Studies student, you’ll learn the critical study of cinema as an art form, a business, technology, a form of entertainment, and a cultural product that both reflects and shapes culture. Dive deep into the impact of both domestic and international cinema on the world around us.

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A Critical Study in Film

The Cinema Studies curriculum provides a comprehensive study of cinema and its impacts, as well as the opportunity to take a critical eye to the areas of cinema that interest you most. The 15 credit minor features a wide range of cinema courses, including:


  • Film & History
  • Experimental Film & Video
  • Documentary
  • Race & Ethnicity in Film
  • Topics in Global Cinema
  • Philosophy & Film

Strengthen Any Program with Cinema Studies

At Marist, we believe in the value of an interdisciplinarian, liberal arts approach to academics, which is why students of any major can minor in Cinema Studies. The minor is designed to complement all majors, including but not limited to communication, theater, art, digital media, literature, history, and psychology, and deepen your critical and analytical skills in relation to the minor and your dominant field of study.

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