In The Loop What’s Happening at SPU
New Film Studies Major
Beginning next year, a new Film Studies Major will premiere. Students will become knowledgeable in film history, writing, aesthetics, and theory, with basic exposure to production processes and practices.
It will emphasize cultural literacy (worldview analysis), historical literacy (film’s pivotal role in shaping American and international cultures), and creative practice (writing about and for the screen, along with practical experience in the realities of producing a film). It will be an interdisciplinary venture between the Communication and Journalism Department (whose new name will be Communication, Journalism, and Film) and the Art Department. The program will begin in the fall of 2016.
Other new academic programs this year include: