BA in Film Studies

St. John International University

Program Description

BA in Film Studies

St. John International University

BA in Film Studies

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The Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies offers students the possibility to learn about influential filmmakers, compare and discuss the cinematic works of different nations, explore the economic, environmental and political forces behind films and evaluate the relationship between cinema and other art forms. Students enrolled in this program will not only gain a solid understanding of the complex factors pertaining to cinema, but also the necessary tools to think critically and attentively about this art form in relation to the philosophy of integral ecology. St. John International University’s approach to Film Studies involves that of a traditional Humanities Program and the development of skills on a broad cultural and intellectual basis. As an academic discipline, Film Studies has always been key for the study of international culture, international identity and aesthetics. Therefore, the aim of this program is to combine relevant theoretical studies with selected case studies and the critical/historical analysis of cinema as a public art, creative industry and social phenomenon which is eco-centric in that it considers the eco-system to be strongly connected to our human artistic activities. Due to its location in the dynamic urban environment of Torino, the Film Studies program at St. John International University is particularly well-suited to study the rich cultural identity of contemporary cinema. In fact, students will be able to go beyond the academic borders of the University in order to come into contact with film activities within the city such as the Torino Film Festival, the National Museum of Cinema and the Film Commission. To participate in this program means, in short, to learn about the energy and vastness of tomorrow’s film industry.


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Learning by Doing

Only through personal and direct involvement can a student improve the quality of learning Film Studies. The theoretical components are the first step, which represent an indispensable and important basis to understanding Film Studies. At the same time, cinema is a field where the students assimilate and become involved through their own practical and direct experience.


From one perspective, the students will engage in the critical study of national cinemas, international film movements, major and minor filmmakers in various traditions; and the economic, legal and political forces governing film industry practice, film and media theory, and the relationship between film and the other arts.

On another basis, students will learn the basic vocabulary of cinema and they will have the opportunity to practice screenwriting, from novels or personal ideas, camera taking, storyboarding, filming and editing. The students will also apply the theory of the course to: editing, framing and shooting from the stop motion movie, to experimental videos; all of this according to their personal creativity and sensibility.

St. John International University will plan to offer to the students of Film Studies a well equipped laboratory, from camera to the editing software in order to realize their own projects. The Film Studies course will be an interdisciplinary course, and it will require an exchange of student experience and knowledge with other courses such as Photography, Literature, Architecture, Painting and Drawing.



Job Opportunities

The B.A. in Film Studies offers students the possibility to learn about influential filmmakers, compare and discuss the cinematic works of different nations, explore the economic, environmental and political forces behind films and evaluate the relationship between cinema and other arts. The graduates in Film Studies can work in the film industry or television. Turin is able to offer them two local opportunities: the National Cinema Museum of Torino and the Film Commission Torino Piemonte.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 28, 2017
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Oct. 2018
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Italy - Turin
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