48 months
60700 USD/year
60700 USD/year
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Sarah Lawrence College students approach film, first and foremost, as an art. The College’s Film History courses take social, cultural, and historical contexts into account—but films themselves are the focus of study and discussion.


At Film History from Sarah Lawrence College students seek artistic value equally in Hollywood films, art films, avant-garde films, and documentaries, with emphasis on understanding the intentions of filmmakers and appreciating their creativity.

Graduates with Film History from Sarah Lawrence College will:

  • explore of connections to the other arts, such as painting and literature.
  • apply their knowledge of film to creative projects. 
  • gain insight into stylistic techniques and how they shape meaning. 
  • gain superb background in the history of film and a basis for sound critical judgment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Film as Popular Art
  • History and Aesthetics of Film
  • Japanese Anime
  • The Movie Musical
  • The Working Girl Around the World
  • Arcades, Trains, and Hysterics: 19th-Century Foundations of Film
  • -ollywoods: Global Popular Cinema and Industrial Film Form

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application
    • School Report & Transcripts. Transcripts must be translated to English, and the original language document must also be provided. 
    • TOEFL/IELTS (for international applicants)
    • Two letters of recommendation from academic teachers. 
    • Standardized tests (such as the ACT and SAT), interviews, and artistic supplements are optional. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60700 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    60700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60700 USD per year during 48 months.


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