Bachelor On Campus

Film Studies

Smith College

48 months
53940 USD/year
53940 USD/year
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The Smith College Film Studies' goal is to understand how moving images are made and why, and to become very powerful analysts and critics of moving images and their contexts.


The initial task is to become aware of the moving image, something we know so well that we typically forget to ask questions of and about it. Coming to this greater critical awareness involves knowing what's in the frame, literally, and also what surrounds the frame—what are the formal, historical, cultural, technological, industrial, ideological, political and social contexts that make any moving image—and the whole idea of the moving image—meaningful to us.

Learning outcomes from the Film Studies program at the Smith College:

  • The ability to critically analyze works from a wide variety of moving image media (e.g., cinema, television, video art, streaming video, mobile apps, video games, GIFs) and artistic modes (e.g., narrative, documentary, experimental)
  • A keen awareness of moving images’ contexts (political, historical, cultural, technological, industrial and social) and how these evolve over the life of their circulation
  • Research skills that cover a range of types and levels—basic Internet research, in-depth scholarly research, archival research—and an understanding of how to use different kinds of research appropriately
  • An ability to make creative media, at least an introductory production level, with a critical eye and reflective mindset

Programme Structure

Focus areas include, but are not limited to:
  • Theories of film and/or other media
  • Production
  • National/transnational cinemas and/or other media industries
  • Intersectionality (emphasizing some meaningful conceptual combination of gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, class, ability, age, and more)
  • Moving image audiences and cultures
  • Comparative genres
  • Avant-garde/experimental
  • Documentary/nonfiction
  • Media histories

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Smith Writing Supplement
  • Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Evaluation Forms
  • Official SAT I, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or the Duolingo English Test/*DET*
  • Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    53940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53940 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    53940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53940 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Northampton

1156 - 2393 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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