What will I learn?

The Department offers two concentrations in the Cinema Studies Bachelor of Arts degree program. Students must elect one of the following: Critical Studies and Production.

Major Requirements: Critical Studies Concentration

CIN 100 Introduction to Film(RLA)(FCER)

CIN 111 Video I(RNL)

CIN 120 Video II(RNL)

CIN 210 Film Theory(RLA)

CIN 220 Film History(RLA)

ARB/ASL/CHN/FRN/ITL/SPN - Demonstration of proficiency in a foreign language through the Intermediate level 213 or above

Twelve credits in Film History, Theory and Aesthetics at the 200 level or higher chosen from the following:

CIN 203 Chinese Cinema(TALA)

CIN 204 Politics, Cinema, Media(RLA)

CIN 206 African Americans in the Media(RLA)

CIN 208 Latina/o Media(RLA)

COM 220 History of Radio and Television(RLA)

CIN 230 American Film and American Myth(RLA)

CIN 240 Third Cinema(RLA)

CIN 271 Women and Film(RLA)

CIN 274 Introduction to Screen Writing(RLA)

CIN 301 Screen Adaptations(RLA)

CIN 303 Screen Comedy(RLA)

CIN 304 Nonfiction Film and Television(RLA)

CIN 305 Film Genres(RLA)

CIN 309 Electronic Media: Alternative Video Histories(RLA)

CIN 325 East Asian Popular Culture(RLA)

CIN 326/COM 326/EAS 326 - Japanese Cinema: Theory & History(RLA)

CIN 401 American Directors Before 1960(RLA)

CIN 402 American Directors After 1960(RLA)

CIN 404 French Directors Before 1960(RLA)

CIN 405 French Directors After 1960(RLA)

CIN 406 Postwar Italian Cinema(RLA)

CIN 407 European Cinema(RLA)

CIN 408 Global Cinema(RLA)

CIN 436 Screen Writing(RLA)

CIN 497 Senior Project(RNL)

Which department am I in?

Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $600 per equated credit
Start date

Expected August 2022


Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

Building 1A Room 312,

2800 Victory Boulevard,


New York,

10314, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission into a baccalaureate program is based on an examination of an applicant’s entire high school/secondary school academic record, which includes: academic units, grades/grade trends, and standardized test scores (SAT, ACT and NY State Regents). English language requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum score for undergraduate admissions is 45 Internet-based; International English Language Testing System (IELTS): We will only accept the academic exam scores. The minimum required score: 5.0 (overall band).

For international students

Applicants must have high school/secondary school or equivalent degrees. English Language Requirements: Students also have International English Language Testing System (IELTS): We will only accept the academic exam scores. The minimum required score is 5.0 (overall band); Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Minimum required score is 45 (Internet), 450 (paper-based).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.