CINEMA STUDIES AT RUTGERS
CINEMA STUDIES is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to the promotion of visual literacy and cross-cultural exploration, through the focused study of film in its various historical and aesthetic contexts. Cinema Studies faculty teach a rich variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, engaging with a diverse range of topics, from pioneer filmmaking in New Jersey to the latest trends in digital moving image media; from Hollywood to Bollywood; from theories of genre to theories of gender; from Third Cinema to cult film. At the undergraduate level, we currently offer a Minor Program, as well as a year-long Learning Community for sophomores and juniors, "Behind the Camera." At the graduate level, we offer a Graduate Certificate Program, and a significant number of doctoral students undertake advanced research on cinema. Cinema Studies students at Rutgers benefit from a lively film culture on campus--where the year-long New Jersey Film Festival and a multitude of other film-related events are held, including director appearances, public lectures, discussion sessions, and workshops--as well as from the university's proximity to New York City's many screening venues.