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Vassar was one of the first liberal arts colleges to create a broad and substantive film major.

The Film Department is international in scope, stressing a diverse canon ranging from silent films to television to webisodes. The film major grounds our students in film history and theory and then 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; integrating film and television; and integrating interdisciplinary approaches to analyze film’s wide-ranging cultural influence. Read more.