Film is ubiquitous, an artistic medium everyone can relate to. 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 themselves.

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