How to Apply

Cinema studies focuses on the scholarship, artistry, and technology of film, television, and emerging media by blending a liberal arts education with the collaborative and creative skills of digital filmmaking. The cinema studies major is distinctive in its integration of critical study and creative production and its strength in global cinemas. Because cinema is inherently multidisciplinary, courses for the major span the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Design, and the School of Journalism and Communication.

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Incoming Students

Engage with the art and science of cinema. Cinema studies majors at the University of Oregon learn how to turn creative visions into media experiences. Through a broad range of interdisciplinary courses, they gain the skills to adapt to change in the professional world while staying on the cutting edge of technology and expressive styles.

Cinema Studies students in the classroom

Current UO Students

Cinema studies majors approach cinema from a variety of disciplinary angles and perspectives to learn the history, theory, critical analysis, aesthetics, and production of cinema. UO students can pursue a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science in cinema studies, and many choose to double major.

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Linguistics: Graduate Programs

Graduate Degree Partners

Although the Department of Cinema Studies does not currently offer a graduate degree program, students who are interested in studying cinema at the graduate level may pursue a master of arts or doctoral degree with one of our graduate degree partners.

Affiliated Graduate Programs 

Scholarships and Funding

Need help funding your studies at the UO? Undergraduate students can apply for scholarships from the Department of Cinema Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, and other sources.

Undergraduate Scholarships