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​Film Studies Program

Hat's off to the RIC Film Studies Program!

RIC's Film Studies program is ranked the 12th best Film Studies program in the country by

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In 2020, Affordable Schools.Net ranked RIC's Film Studies Program one of the Top Ten Best Affordable Bachelor's Degrees in Film Studies in the entire United States!

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​The Film Studies program offers students the opportunity to explore all kinds of moving images from across history and from national and international perspectives. Students engage in the study of moving images as a discursive practice that incorporates film history, genre studies, aesthetics/style, cultural contexts, and film theory. Students also have the opportunity to work on mastering the art of filmmaking through a sequence of courses from screenwriting to preproduction to production and post-production, with the opportunity to create in multiple film forms such as narrative filmmaking, documentary, experimental cinema, and animation. Our courses focus on theory to practice, connecting the study of moving images to the making of moving images. Recent courses have included African-American Cinema, Coming-of-Age Films, Convergence Culture, Walt Disney, John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Hollywood Film Scores, the Hollywood Studio System, Melodrama & Action Films, Middle Eastern Cinema, Monster Movies, Russian/Soviet Cinema, Stop-Motion Animation, Superhero Movies, and TV Screenwriting.

Movies at RIC: Spring 2020

Film Studies Courses - Summer & Fall 2019​​​​​​

Film Studies Courses - Spring 2020​​​​​​

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Page last updated: March 04, 2021