The film studies major balances instruction in creating films and videos with courses in film history, aesthetics, and cultural criticism. We offer numerous hands-on opportunities on-campus for you to put into practice what you’ve learned.
Classes are small and conducted in a supportive atmosphere. They emphasize personal, creative development, and technical mastery.
Hollins provides one of the most extensive programs in film studies in Virginia. Explore classic Hollywood cinema, experimental cinema, and world cinema. An array of courses examine the films of individual directors, such as Ingmar Bergman or Alfred Hitchcock. Visiting scholars and filmmakers supplement the curriculum and screen their work at Hollins.
What You'll Learn
What Makes Hollins' Film Program Unique
We teach a comprehensive curriculum for film studies and for film/video production. Other schools don’t always invest in all these disciplines under one roof. Very few schools in the nation offer an undergraduate all-woman film program, particularly a program that includes film/video production.Amy Gerber-Stroh, associate professor of film
A Challenging, Productive Environment
I wanted to be in a department that would really challenge my aesthetic and how I view the world, and I found that in the film department. I produce film every semester and the department sponsors a trip to Full Frame Festival in Durham, where I get to meet female filmmakers.Georden West, film major