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.