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  • Focus on Film and Animation
    Produce and analyze captivating films and animations

Film Studies

  • Do you consider yourself a film buff? Expand your cinema knowledge even further by pursuing a degree in Film Studies at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Delve into film criticism, history and theory, and gain a superior understanding of countless genres, directors and adaptions. You’ll also become actively involved in community film projects and festivals.

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  • Benefits of a MSUM Film Studies Degree
    Film Studies students are required to take at least one production class. By doing so, you’ll gain a new perspective for conducting film analysis.
    You’ll study film history, film theory and media criticism, along with international cinema, film appreciation, adaptations, director studies and genre studies. The vast amount of material covered will help open your eyes to the widespread world of film.
    Apply what you’ve learned through active involvement in community film projects, such as campus film festival programming, the Fargo Film Festival and community production projects.
    Our award-winning faculty have an ideal combination of industry and teaching experience. They’ve been in your shoes and will work with you to ensure you find success in your film endeavors.
    Learning Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

    Enhance your education outside the classroom through a variety of experiential learning opportunities designed specifically for Film Studies majors.

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  • Careers & Outcomes
    Pursue a career in various facets of the film industry, or continue your education at graduate school.
  • Ivan Clow, Film Studies
    Kate Enge, Film Studies
    Our students produce the most compelling stories.
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