BA in Film and Screen Studies

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Pace University provides a unique interdisciplinary education in film and related media. We offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Screen Studies, as well as a minor.

Our program offers students a strong foundation in film history, film analysis, and film theory as well as hands-on exposure to the technological aspects of film production and cinematic storytelling techniques and traditions through the use of professional 16 mm film and HD video camera packages, lighting and sound equipment; all projects are edited and finished on Final Cut Pro.

The core major curriculum is enhanced by electives that highlight the multiple possibilities of a film and screen studies education: students are encouraged to emphasize their particular interest in the field by completing their credits in courses ranging from Latin American Cinema, Screenwriting, The Biology of Science-Fiction Film, Media and Gender, to Video Production and Digital Imaging, and The Politics of Film.

Learning That Inspires Your Intellect

BA in Film and Screen Studies

The FSS Major consists of 12 credits of required courses devoted to the analysis of film, the historical development of cinematic traditions and technology, and the different ways that cinema has been accounted for philosophically, psychoanalytically, socially, and politically since the early 20th century.

The remaining 21 credits of electives can be selected from an uncommonly broad range of courses offered by film and screen studies and other departments and programs, including anthropology, sociology, art, history, Latin American studies, French, and biology, allowing you to explore a variety of approaches to film and tailor your course of study to suit your interests and career goals.

Students who wish to develop two areas of expertise are encouraged to double major in film and screen studies and another discipline.

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Many FSS students also study abroad for a semester and thus learn different approaches to film studies offered in other countries.

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Taking advantage of Pace University’s tremendously successful Cooperative Education program, FSS students may pursue internships in film production, film festivals, television, journalism, internet companies, and many other related arenas, gaining professional experience while still completing their degree.