There is a place for films that challenge preconceptions … for films that explore the meaning of being human in an important way.”

–Peter Brunette

At Wake Forest University, we offer students two different ways to study film: 

  1.  The first is an in-depth study of film through what we call the Critical and Creative Media Major. As the word “film” is a 20th century artefact, we’ve opted to use the catch-all term “media” in its place.  Media encompasses film, television, streaming media, new media, and so much more.  We work hard to prepare our students to meet the demands of the 21st century.
  2. The second is an interdisciplinary study of film through the Film and Media Studies Minor. This program includes courses from the Critical and Creative Media Major but also allows you to venture outside of the discipline and includes offerings from Art, History, Music, Sociology, Theatre, and the language and culture departments.

But the great thing about film studies at Wake Forest University is that you don’t have to choose between them! You can major in Critical and Creative Media and minor in Film and Media Studies.  You can mix and match as you wish.  

Click here to learn more about our discipline-specific film and media studies major. 

Click here to learn more about our interdisciplinary film and media studies minor.

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