Undergraduate Programs

Why Choose Cinema Studies?

The Department of Cinema Studies at the University of Oregon offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore every facet of the world of moving images. Students become skilled producers of images as well as responsible consumers and thoughtful critics. While traditional film schools teach students how to make movies, UO cinema students approach film, television, and new media from a variety of disciplinary angles and perspectives.


Major in Cinema Studies

Express yourself in our state-of-the-art media lab with highly engaged fellow students and faculty. Dive into the cinema community here in Eugene and beyond, through our vibrant network of professional artists and technicians. Our interdisciplinary department teaches the creative and technical aspects of storytelling as well as the broader historical, philosophical, and geopolitical contexts of this industrial art form.


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Earn a Film Certificate

Add a film certificate to any major by delving into cinema history, aesthetics, and theory taught by faculty from a variety of departments.

Certificate Requirements


Earn an Honors Degree in Cinema Studies

Apply to expand a promising research or creative project developed in a cinema studies course into a senior thesis under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Honors Requirements


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Get Real-World Experience

Cinema Studies majors can gain hands-on experience in their fields of interest through community collaborations, film festivals, a special study abroad program in Ireland, and other opportunities outside the classroom.

Hands-on Learning


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What You Can Do with a Cinema Studies Degree

Cinema studies majors leave the UO with the ability to build remarkable lives for themselves in a wide range of professions related to the media industry—as directors, producers, writers, editors, curators, marketers, designers, and event managers, or K-12 teachers and professors. Learn about possible careers and hear from alumni who are excelling in them.

Explore Careers


Advising and Academic Support

Schedule an appointment with a faculty or peer advisor, find important department forms and get answers.

Departmental Advising and Support

Scholarships and Awards

Learn about ways to apply for funding through the Department of Cinema Studies.

Explore Scholarships and Awards


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