Placeholder image for Cinema Studies

Cinema Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) Rochester Hills, MI, United States
Cinema studies at Oakland University is dedicated to the interdisciplinary investigation of the ways in which motion pictures are created, experienced and valued in our culture and around the world.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised

Overview

Students in cinema studies will work closely with OU faculty to gain a thorough understanding of film history, become acquainted with various critical approaches to the study of film and receive instruction in elements of film production. 

This wide-ranging and intensive program will provide Cinema Studies majors and minors with the critical-thinking, communication and production skills to enter careers within the film industry and a variety of other professions. In addition, students will be well-prepared to pursue cinema studies or other academic disciplines at the graduate level. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film and the Visual Arts
  • Culture and Society Through Film
  • Introduction to Digital Film Production
  • Form and Meaning in Digital Film Production
  • Studies in Documentary Film
  • Experimental and Avant-Garde Film
  • National Cinemas and Film Cultures
  • Topics in Film History, Industry, and Technology
  • Topics in Film Genres
  • Topics in Film Authors, Authorship, and Aesthetics
  • Understanding Media Industries
  • Topics in Film
  • Topics in Film Production
  • Documentary Film Production
  • Advanced Topics in Film Theory
  • Advanced Topics In Film
  • Field Internship in Cinema Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

OU Cinema Studies offers a number of venues through which students may share their creative work and film criticism with a broader audience. These include the Screen Culture Journal, Cinema Studies Creative Showcase and the Golden Grizzly 24-Hour Film Challenge.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    853 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 853 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    853 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 853 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    498 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 498 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Rochester Hills

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Wishlist

You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?