The aims and objectives of the Joint Degree in Film Studies remain grounded in film. Our objectives are to introduce students to
- the construction of the image,
- the history of various national cinema movements,
- the shape of the international film industry, and
- the theoretical approaches that can be applied to film.
Our collaboration also allows exploration of the interrelated fields of television, print, radio, and other media. This study of contemporary and historical media will show you how representation affects our understanding of gender, sexuality, national identity, racial and ethnic identities, and the influence of global markets and politics.
All Film Studies majors in the joint program have the opportunity to work on an independent research project as part of their degree. If your fourth year is at St Andrews, you could write a dissertation. If your fourth year is at W&M, you could pursue an Honors Thesis or Independent Study.