Hands-on Learning

Students in the Department of Cinema Studies have many opportunities to extend their experiences beyond the classroom. Hands-on learning through internships, study abroad, and other activities can help you develop vital skills for your future career while gaining new perspectives on your field of study. Cinema Studies brings successful industry filmmakers and emerging talents to campus to interact closely with students and the community through workshops, public screenings, discussions, and mentorship.

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Apply Your Skills

Internships provide the opportunity to practice your skills in a real-world environment while gaining work experience that will give you a competitive edge in the job market. The Cinema Studies department offers a Job and Internship Database to help students find internship opportunities.

Internships


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Production Resources

The Department of Cinema Studies provides the tools and resources, along with the experts to support you, to make your cinematic visions a reality.

Production Resources


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Get Involved in Research

Engaging in research is an integral part of your student experience at the University of Oregon. Find opportunities for participating in faculty-led research, and discover opportunities for screening your films and presenting or publishing your academic work.

Research Opportunities


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Showcase Your Work

Ready to share your work with the world? Discover opportunities for screening your films and presenting or publishing your original academic research.

Publications and Creative Showcase 


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The Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment

Through the generosity of Harlan (PhD ’74) and Rima Strauss, the Cinema Studies department is the recipient of an endowment that brings successful industry filmmakers and emerging talents to campus annually to interact closely with students.

Meet the Filmmakers


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Travel and Study Around the World

Enhance your academic experience, develop new skills, and complement your cinema studies major by studying film, media, and entertainment in another part of the world. Spend five weeks in the summer on our Ireland study abroad program immersing yourself in Irish cinema, screenwriting, and digital filmmaking.

Study Abroad


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Find Your People

Connect with other students in the Cinema Studies department and across the UO campus by getting involved in one of our many student groups.

Student Groups