The Department of Cinematic Arts approaches film from a critical and creative perspective, in relation to the other arts, and within an international and interdisciplinary frame.  It provides students with the critical tools necessary for the theoretical and historical analysis of cinema as well as the creative skills required for the production of film, video, and digital media.

The department offers undergraduate degrees in cinema and screenwriting, as well as graduate degrees in film studies and film and video production. We encourage study in comparative arts, with particular emphasis on the intersections between cinema and literature, where the department's resources are especially strong. Affiliated students and faculty members also have ready access to the resources of the International Writing Program. For weekly updates on what's playing, along with news and events, take a look through Aperture.