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Film Studies
What do I like about studying film at Seattle U?

The moving image is central to our contemporary lives. From our phones to our tablets, televisions, and cameras, we turn to the screen for entertainment, information, and pleasure.

The Film Studies Program explores our image-saturated culture by 

  • Educating students about the history, aesthetics, technologies, and industries of visual culture as well as how to make their own creative films; 
  • Helping students develop critical skills in writing, independent research, and historical analysis and to acquire key media literacy skills for the future; 
  • Teaching classes in screenwriting; narrative, documentary, and experimental filmmaking; and opportunities to take advanced classes in producing, industrial film, editing, sound, and cinematography; 
  • Encouraging students to connect with SU's mission for social justice by telling stories of the Northwest or volunteering with a nonprofit organization on local or national issues to help create social change; and
  • Creating opportunities for internships in a wide range of corporate settings, including Amazon, Boeing, Starbucks, and Microsoft, and with leading film organizations like the Seattle International Film Festival, Reel Grrls, and Northwest Film Forum.

Donations to the Film Studies Program fund will be used to help students achieve academic excellence by providing students with small grants to cover some expenses they might have when completing film projects, research, or attending film festivals. Any donations will allow students to take full advantage of these exciting educational opportunities.

 

$1,250
BONUS: College of Arts & Sciences Challenge
Additional 25 gifts to any CAS fund unlocks an additional $1,250 for the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Fund.
25 / 25 Gifts
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$5,000
College of Arts & Sciences Challenge
150 gifts to any CAS fund unlocks $5,000 for the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Fund.
150 / 150 Gifts
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$30,000
OMA Emergency Fund Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of Pat Kennedy and Melissa Ries, if 600 alumni make a gift today to any fund during Seattle U Gives, it will unlock $30,000 to the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) Emergency Fund.
600 / 600 Gifts
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$50,000
Student Mental Health & Wellness Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of Pat Kennedy & Melissa Ries and an Anonymous donor, 200 alumni gifts to any fund between 6-11:59pm will unlock $50,000 to the Student Mental Health & Wellness Fund.
200 / 200 Gifts
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