Why Study Film

Students enrolled in the Department of Film Studies at Western will:

  • Engage critically with the art of cinema and visual culture;
  • explore the global and historical conditions shaping cinema;
  • develop hands-on knowledge of aesthetics and film production;
  • acquire skills in critical thinking shaped by both disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship on film

Careers

Film Studies can prepare students for a career in a variety of cultural and educational sectors such as:

Film Journalism, Film and Video Distribution, Film Exhibition, Film Festival Marketing, Film Festival, Programming, Film Festival Education Manager, Museum Curating, Film and Video Distribution, Film Exhibition, Film Festival Marketing, Film Festival Programming, Film Festival Education Manager, Museum Curating and more.

Notable Department of Film Studies at Western Alumni:

  • Nick Haffie-Emslie (BA '07, Film Studies and Philosophy) & Mark Campbell (BA '06, Film Studies and Economics), Co-Founders VMG Cinematic
  • Cameron Bailey (BA'87, English and Film Studies),  Co-Director of the Toronto International Film Festival
  • David Heath (BA'93, Film Studies), VP Sales, 20th Century Fox
  • Rob McCallum (BA'04 Film Studies) Film maker and owner Pyre Productions. Read more in Western News