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Bachelor of Arts in Cinema

The major in cinema combines a humanities approach to film studies with a variety of options in filmmaking and video production.

You will start your work in the cinema major with CIN 150 Introduction to Film which provides an overview of film as a cultural and artistic form. After this introductory course, you will take courses from three categories which each builds upon your knowledge and understanding of film:

  • Grounding. These courses provide a foundation for the study of film, encompassing film history, theory, criticism, and production. Students take any three of these four courses: Film History, Film Analysis, World Cinema or Introduction to Filmmaking.

  • Study in Depth. These courses offer a more intensive analysis of specific films based on a certain director, genre, nation or theme. Production courses focus on making specialized kinds of films, like documentary or narrative films. In this category, students take any three of these courses: Film Directors, National Cinemas, Film Genres, Studies in Film, or Topics in Filmmaking.

  • Self-Definition. In this final component of the major, students develop a concentration in film studies, filmmaking or some combination of these two by taking five additional courses. Courses that satisfy this requirement include any of the courses listed under "Study in Depth" that examine specific kinds of films or filmmaking, screenwriting courses, an advanced course in producing and directing, and selected media production courses offered by the School of Communication and the Hartford Art School.

You will also have opportunities to complete internships and independent studies under the supervision of a faculty member in Cinema.

More detailed information about the major is available here:


For more information about the Bachelor of Arts in Cinema, you can contact:



<strong>Justin Liberman</strong><br />liberman@hartford.edu