The M.A. in Film Studies prepares students for further study at the doctoral level and/or careers in film criticism, art administration, or archive and preservation work. Completion of the M.A. in Film Studies requires fifty hours of coursework, a successful first-year review and either an approved and defended written thesis or passing of a comprehensive exam. The Film Division encourages M.A. candidates to become actively involved in their field by making public, scholarly presentations and contributing to professional publications.
5310 Film History I: History of international cinema from the origins through 1940. Weekly screenings.
5320 Film History II: History of international cinema from 1940 to the present. Weekly screenings.
5330 Film History III: Advanced studies in film history and film historiography. Weekly screenings.
5510 Film Theory I: Survey of classical film theory including Soviet montage theory, realist theory, medium-specific formalism, and early writings on sound cinema. Weekly screenings.
5520 Film Theory II: Survey of post-classical film theory, including semiotics, psychoanalytic, feminist, post-colonial and contemporary film theory. Weekly screenings.
5530 Film Theory II: A sustained study of key debates in film theory selected by instructor. Weekly screenings.
5160 Film Aesthetics: An advanced introduction to key methodologies, central issues, and debates within the film studies field. Weekly screenings.
5210 International Film I: Analysis of the relationship between film and culture, with emphasis on how cultural meanings influence film aesthetics and the critical assessment of the medium. Particular attention will be given to the narrative films of specific countries or regions. Weekly screenings.
5220 International Film II: The study of the aesthetics and uses of film and related technologies in the study of Western and non-Western peoples. Particular attention will be given to the documentary and ethnographic films and traditions of specific countries or regions. Weekly screenings.
5440 Media Arts Management: Administration, fiscal management, marketing/promotion and media arts programming as applicable to arts management and nonart situations involving similar office/fiscal activities. Practical assignments in association with the Athens International Film and Video Festival.
5710 Film Topics Seminar I: Investigation of a selected motion picture topic announced in advance of registration. Focus may be scholarly/critical, industry-related, film festival-related, or some other aspect of motion picture production, post-production, or screenwriting. Topics and credit hours vary.
5720 Film Topics Seminar II: Investigation of a selected motion picture topic announced in advance of registration. Focus may be scholarly/critical, industry-related, film festival-related, or some other aspect of motion picture production, post-production, or screenwriting. Topics and credit hours vary.
5010 Film Symposium: Through screenings and/or presentations by faculty, students, or guest speakers, a range of topics in film studies, filmmaking, film education, and career-building will be addressed.
6970 Thesis Seminar: Presentation and discussion of thesis projects in progress.