UGA Specific Information for Film Studies

The major in film studies concentrates on the history and theory of film as an art form. It provides exploration of the medium through courses in several fields, including not only film studies but also comparative literature, English, Romance languages, and Germanic and Slavic languages. Film is among the newest of the arts and its development reflects the changes in the modern and contemporary world. While the focus of the program is on history and theory of film, courses are also included that deal with acting, directing and writing for camera.The concentration on history, criticism, and practice prepares students to pursue Film Studies in graduate school, to move into new digital media, to help critique and generate the images and sounds that shape our culture, or to combine other areas of interest, such as education, with cinema studies. Many graduates of film studies find positions with film companies, film archives, festivals, or they work as art managers, critics, journalists, independent artists, and teachers.

Class of 2017*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Film Studies Majors for the Class of 2017*

Savannah College of Art and Design | The University of Georgia

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Film Studies Majors

Cannes Film Festival | CBS | CNN | Dazzle Me Please Productions | Dream Works SKG | Fox Entertainment Group | FX Studios | Georgia Public Broadcasting | Initiative Atlanta | J Christopher | Kubota Industrial Equipment Corporation | Netflix, Inc. | New Line Cinema | Paramount Pictures | Perfect Search Inc. | Sony Pictures | Two Man Jobs | Universal Studios, Inc. | Worldwide Pixar Animation Studios

Possible Job Titles for UGA Film Studies Majors

Assembly Line Worker | Assistant Director | Camera Operator | Casting Assistant/Director | Cinematographer | Costume Designer | Creative Director | Drama Coach | Film Archivist | Film Director | Press Agent | Producer | Production Assistant | Publicist | Scriptwriter | Search Coordinator | Server | Sound & Special Effects Editor | Visual Effects Specialist | Writer & Director of Marketing


*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2017 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.