College of Liberal Arts
A student in Film/Video Studies develops a firm theoretical and practical understanding of this medium of information, culture and art. To major in film/video studies, a student selects courses relating to (1) the study of film as intellectual exchange and as art; (2) American and foreign contributions to the history of film and film aesthetics; (3) the close relationship between film and other art forms; and (4) the application of theoretical and practical knowledge to the production of films and videotapes. The film student is allowed a wide choice in terms of emphasis within the program. Courses to satisfy this major are drawn from the offerings of the School of Languages and Cultures and the departments of English and Theatre. Supplemental production courses are delivered by professionals from Purdue's Elliott Hall of Music and by Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP).