Film Studies Concentration

For Undergraduate English Majors

As an English major, you design your own concentration — a program of study based on your areas of interest, organized around a controlling theme or topic — with the help of your advisor. Below are some recommendations for students interested in this area.

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Recommended Courses

Recommended Experienes

Career Opportunities

  • Archivist for Museums or Film Studios 
  • Teacher 
  • Researcher 
  • Writer/Screenwriter 
  • Event Planning: Film & Theatre Festivals 
  • Entertainment Lawyer 
  • Audiovisual Production
  • Grant writer/Non-profit Administration
  • Agent or Agent's Assistant
  • Literary Acquisitions for Film Studios
  • Film Director or Producer

Student Success Stories

  • Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, London School of Economics
  • Librarian, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
  • Production Manager, BuzzFeed Motion Pictures
  • Student Films Presented at Cannes Film Festival
  • Film Director, feature film – Bota (entry for Best Foreign Language Film, 88th Academy Awards)
  • Special Effects CGI Director for Steven Spielberg
  • Screenwriting for film and television
  • Associate Professor of Film Studies, York College
  • Associate Professor, Department of English and Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Film Archivist, UCLA Film and TV Archive
  • Graduate School, Columbia University, New York
  • Location Director for television series – Shots Fired and Outcast on Fox and Cinemax
  • CEO, Far From Everything Films – feature film production, Beast No More
  • Producer of feature film, Lords of Dogtown
  • Producer, Grindstone Entertainment, Lionsgate subsid.– 43 feature films to date
  • Sound Mixer
  • Assistant Director
  • Tenured Full Professor, Queen’s College, NY
  • Entertainment Reporter, Omaha World Herald
  • Columnist, Omaha World Herald

Professors to Know

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Marco Abel

Professor and Department Chair
Courtesy Appointment in Department of Communication Studies
204A Andrews Hall (402) 472-1850
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Wheeler Winston Dixon

Ryan Professor of Film Studies and Coordinator of Film Studies 133 Andrews Hall (402) 472-6064 Website
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Kwakiutl Dreher

Associate Professor 213 Andrews Hall
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Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

Willa Cather Professor of English and Film Studies 224 Andrews Hall (402) 472-1854 Website

Other People to Know