UGA Specific Information for Film Studies

Students majoring in Film Studies take courses that provide a solid training in the critical act of interpretation, film theory, and the historical context of cinema's economic, cultural, and technological development. This program centers on film history, criticism, and theory. There are opportunities for practical aspects of scriptwriting and directing, but this is not a film production degree. 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.

Employers Hiring UGA Film Studies for the Class of 2016*

Dazzle Me Please Productions | Georgia Public Broadcasting | Kubota Industrial Equipment Corporation | Perfect Search Inc. | QuikTrip

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Film Studies Majors

| Cannes Film Festival | CBS | CNN | Dream Works SKG | Fox Entertainment Group | FX Studios | Initiative Atlanta | Netflix, Inc. | New Line Cinema | Paramount Pictures | Sony Pictures | Universal Studios, Inc. | Worldwide Pixar Animation Studios

Job Titles of UGA Film Studies Majors for the Class of 2016*

Assembly Line Worker | Extra Relief Clerk | Production Assistant | Search Coordinator

Possible Job Titles for UGA Film Studies Majors

Assistant Director | Camera Operator | Casting Assistant/Director | Cinematographer | Costume Designer | Creative Director | Drama Coach | Film Archivist | Film Director | Press Agent | Producer | Publicist | Scriptwriter | Sound & Special Effects Editor | Visual Effects Specialist

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Film Studies Majors for the Class of 2016*

Florida State University | Georgia State University | The University of Georgia

UGA Film Studies Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*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 2016 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.

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