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Cinema and Media Studies

Carleton College

48 months
56678 USD/year
56678 USD/year
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Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS)  program offered by Carleton College combines the critical study of moving image and sound media with digital video and audio production. Courses range from global and Hollywood film studies to narrative and documentary filmmaking, animation, television studio production and genre studies, moving image media installations, and writing for film and television.


The integration of theory and practice is a guiding principle in the formulation of the curriculum, reflecting a liberal arts philosophy in which theory and practice are mutually informing.

Key facts:

  • Students pursuing a Cinema and Media Studies major offered by Carleton College  work with faculty advisers to devise an optimum program of study integrating creative and collaborative thinking, critical analysis, primary research and media production. State-of-the-art production studios and labs provide ready access to the same production tools used by professionals, including DSL cameras and Adobe Premiere.
  • The CAMS Production Office is an active center for majors, where equipment is accessed and production crews are recruited. Students regularly present their films to audiences on the big screen in the 250-seat cinema in the Weitz Center for Creativity, where the CAMS department is housed.
  • Formal study in CAMS is supplemented by a rich array of film, media and art activities and opportunities, including CAMS off-campus study programs exploring film and media culture and production in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, film screenings sponsored by the International Film Forum (IFF), Carleton Film Society, and the Student Union Movie Organization (SUMO), and a variety of festivals and exhibitions for showcasing student work. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Looking at animals
  • Digital foundations
  • Film genres
  • Rock 'n' roll in cinema
  • Film history 
  • Contemporary spanish cinema
  • Contemporary global cinemas
  • Avant-garde film & video from dada to the beats

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application: Common App, Coalition App or QuestBridge App (we have no preference)
  • Transcript, should include: your classes and grades from the first three years of high school, your senior year schedule, grades from the first term of senior year (when available)
  • High School Counselor Recommendation (also known as "School Report")
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Test Scores (optional): SAT or ACT
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or DuoLingo English Test for students whose primary language of instruction has not been English
  • SAT Subject Tests are optional
  • No application fee

Tuition Fee

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    56678 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56678 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    56678 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56678 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Northfield

900 - 1400 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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