Salvatore investigates a film strip in Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Cinema Studies Program

Cinema Studies at UMass Boston

Cinema Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the history, theory, aesthetics and criticism of film and other moving-image media. The program offers an array of courses in the critical study of film, emphasizing national and transnational cinemas, filmmakers and genres, film technology and industries, and cinema’s relation to the other arts. In addition, our students have the opportunity to explore screenwriting and production work.  The University of Massachusetts Boston affords a vibrant environment for the study of film, featuring a host of cinema internship and study abroad opportunities as well as screenings, extracurricular student organizations and frequent talks by visiting scholars and filmmakers.

Why Cinema Studies at UMass Boston?

Cinema Studies Club

Interested in watching, programming and discussing great films? Join the Cinema Studies Club today!
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Blue Beacon Films

Interested in making movies? Join the student club Blue Beacon Films today!
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Cinema Studies Blog

Read the UMB Cinema Studies Blog
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Giving to UMass Boston

Help UMass Boston students become creative leaders in cinema. Note “Cinema Studies” in “Other” field of giving form.