• Minor in Cinema Studies
  • Roots Of Knowledge

Mission Statement of Cinema Studies

Cinema Studies provides a framework for analyzing film and the screen arts as important cultural productions of the twenty-first century. In Cinema Studies courses, students approach movies as cultural texts and gain an understanding of the social, political, historical, and industrial contexts that produce cinema. The Cinema Studies minor and Integrated Studies emphasis broadens students' knowledge of how these texts shape and are shaped by culture. As an interdisciplinary program, Cinema Studies draws on faculty expertise from various disciplines and includes global and historical perspectives. 


Cinema Studies Minor & Integrated Studies Emphasis Requirements (18 credits)

Internship opportunity!

Utah Film Center is seeking a UVU student intern to assist in establishing a monthly Utah Film Circuit series at the Fulton Library Lecture Hall. This series will be free and open to the public and feature cutting-edge documentaries and dramatic films that Utah Valley would otherwise not have access to. The ideal intern will be passionate about informing and exposing the community to new ideas through film, and interested in the film industry.

Information about the Internship

Cineskype for Spring 2018

All films start at 7 pm and will be screened in the Fulton library auditorium (LI 120).

January 17: Sundance/Cannes hit/Spirit Award nominee Patti Cake$ (director Geremy Jasper) (R)

February 21: Critic favorite Bleed For This starring Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart (director Ben Younger, who also directed Boiler Room) (R)

March 14: Sundance documentary Being Evel (academy award winning director Daniel Junge) (PG-13 to R-ish)

April 18: Sundance hit Austenland (director Jerusha Hess, who also co-wrote Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre, etc)(PG-13)

Community & Reviews

Salt Lake Film Society
Sundance Film Festival
New York Times Movie Reviews

Current Courses

Fall 2018

COMM 3100 -001 Propaganda & Persuasion TR 11:30-12:45

Face to Face

Philip Gordon

COMM 3100 -002 Propaganda & Persuasion TR 10:00-11:15

Face to Face

Philip Gordon

THEA 2311 Film History MWF 3:00-3:50

Face to Face

Richard Moody

ENGL 217G -001 Race, Class, and Gender in U.S. Cinema TR 10:00-11:15

Face to Face

Lydia Kerr

ENGL 217G -002 Race, Class, and Gender in U.S. Cinema TR 2:30-3:45

Face to Face

Lydia Kerr

LANG 312R National Cinema History Germany MWF 10:00-10:50

Face to Face

Jeffrey Packer


Program Coordinator

Jans Wager


Dawn Chase
CB 407B