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 courses, engaging with a diverse range of topics, from pioneering 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 French comedies to Mafia movies; from Third Cinema to global cult films and horror.

At the undergraduate level, we offer a Major (launching in the fall of 2015) as well as a Minor. 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.


Professor Susan Martin-Márquez, Director, Cinema Studies Program: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sarah Schroeder, Undergraduate and Graduate Program Support: sarah.schroeder@rutgers,edu; 848-932-9030; Ruth Adams Building Rm 103, 131 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 0801-1414.

Albert Nigrin, Executive Director/Curator, Rutgers Film Co-op/NJ Media Arts Center, presenters of the New Jersey Film Festival, the New Jersey International Film Festival, and the United States Super 8 Film and Digital Video Festival: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;