Film is ubiquitous, an artistic medium to which everyone can relate. But it’s not just movie magic. Location, cinematography, screenwriting, sound, and design combine to provide more than entertainment—they produce a form of creative expression that transcends the components.

Why study film at Sewanee?

At Sewanee, you can minor in film studies and focus either on theory or production. Film theory encompasses analysis of film history, genre, and natural culture, as well as an appreciation of the filmmaking process. Studying film production centers on the preparation of film and video, focusing on topics like documentary, digital art, and color and motion.

A Sampling of Courses

Film Studies

Programs of Study & Related Programs

Requirements for the Minor in Film Studies

Requirements for the Major & Minor in Art | Website

Requirements for the Major & Minor in Art History | Website


Jeffrey Thompson
Associate Professor of Art History and Director, Interdisciplinary Humanities Program

Carnegie Hall 307, Ext. 1493