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.
Accolade Global Film Competition 2017 - Award of Recognition Student Short Documentary Winner
Williamsburg International Film + Music Festival Award Winner - 2020
NFFTY Seattle Jury Award Nominee - 2019
Bowery Film Festival Selection - 2019
Brooklyn Academy of Music Film School Shorts - 2019