Film Studies

Our Film Studies major focuses on the history, theory and criticism of film and television. Students learn how to discuss and write about these areas critically; make connections between media, historical themes, and cultural change; analyze the impact of film and television on individuals and society; and compare different media formats.

Film Studies promotes the study of cinema and television in their aesthetic, social, cultural, political and technological contexts and expands students understanding of cinema and television as essential components of our global culture. Our students take a diversity of courses across different departments and programs: Film Studies, English, Art History, Comparative Literature, French, Italian, Japanese, and Jewish Studies.

UWM students have the advantage of being in the heart of the largest city in Wisconsin, home to a lively art house movie scene, a growing independent film industry, international film festivals, and a thriving cinematic culture.

Please download our fact sheet to the right to learn more about internship opportunities and our courses. Students who are more interested in filmmaking and video production looking to become a filmmaker or videographer may wish to also explore the majors offered through UWM's Peck School of the Arts.