Film Studies is part of an intercollegiate program which provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to pursue an interdisciplinary course of study. The program emphasizes the history, theory, and critical assessment of film, especially in terms of its impact upon, and reflection of, contemporary culture and society. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students to connect the study of film to other interests, and, in cooperation with the other Claremont Colleges, to combine studies in theory and criticism with experience in film production.
The major in Film Studies is completed as part of a dual major with another academic field. The major requires six courses in film studies, together with at least eight courses in the other field. In consultation with the CMC faculty advisor, students design a program which combines courses in film with those in another discipline.