Vassar was one of the first liberal arts colleges to create a broad and substantive film major.
The Film Department is international in its screen studies scope, stressing a diverse canon ranging from silent films to television to online streaming content. The film major grounds our students in film history and theory and offers seminar courses in fiction and non-fiction production, as well as screenwriting for shorts or feature films. We specialize in integration: integrating film studies and filmmaking; teaching film and television; and offering interdisciplinary approaches to cinema’s wide-ranging cultural influence.
David Banks of SUNY Albany presents from his recent book, The City Authentic: How the Attention Economy Builds Urban America.