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One of the more interdisciplinary of Arts and Humanities disciplines, Film Studies developed out of English Studies, Visual Arts, and Modern Languages departments alongside the reciprocal influence of Cultural Studies and the understanding that cinema plays an increasingly significant and vital role in forging citizen subjects. The Film Studies Department's course design engages film's relationships to other media and a range of cinema-going communities. Historically, the medium of film has functioned as an art form and a set of industries, but also as one node of a larger (audio) visual mediascape. Film Studies does more than navigate complex boundaries of disciplinary and interdisciplinary methodologies and concerns.
We focus on film's historical and aesthetic specificity while also exploring in depth the medium's intricate connections to other kinds of media past and present, such as magic lanterns, photography, radio, television and digital technologies. At both graduate and undergraduate levels this work is grounded in the study of a globalized political economy of production and distribution of national, transnational, regional, postcolonial and diasporic cinemas structured by notions of gender, sexuality, class, and race. Film Studies at Western traverses a varied and dynamic terrain from local film cultures to global blockbusters with stops in the avant garde, documentary, auteur and genre studies.
Discipline specific knowledge is only one of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree. However, this knowledge alone is not enough to prepare you for entering the world of work. You will discover that the content of your degree does not restrict your job opportunities.
Being aware of the transferable skills you've developed throughout your studies will better prepare you for entering the job market and allow you to articulate the skills that are so valued by employers.
Skills in preparing interesting, creative and informative presentations which target diverse audiences
The ability to learn, understand and interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations
Skills enabling you to work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, through leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others, to the success of the team
For a more complete list of transferable skills click here.