Screen Studies

  • IMG - Lang Screen Studies

    Screen Studies is an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree program located, physically and intellectually, in the heart of Manhattan. This program merges a rigorous liberal arts curriculum in screen and film history, theory, and criticism with hands-on courses in the production of all forms of contemporary screen-based media.

    Working closely with a faculty of professionals and noted scholars, you’ll explore the rich history of motion pictures and their transformation into today’s rapidly changing screen industries and cultures. You’ll learn by making, choosing from screen studies courses that include screenwriting, directing, editing, and cinematography. And you’ll have an opportunity to gain technical expertise and creative confidence in all areas of digital film production by

    • Overseeing your own work
    • Crewing on other student productions
    • Working with faculty on film- and television-based projects

    You can pursue Screen Studies as a major (BA, Screen Studies) or as part of a self-designed major (BA, Liberal Arts). 

    The University and New York City

    While it offers the atmosphere and intimacy of a small college, Eugene Lang College is also part of The New School, a leading progressive university in New York City. That means you can take advantage of the university’s strengths in fields like art and design, media, management, and the performing arts. The New School regularly brings leaders from the film and media industries to the university and provides opportunities for students to showcase their work in festivals and exhibitions on and off campus.

    Lang’s location in the world’s media capital offers a wealth of options for study or internships at institutions like MoMA, Anthology Film Archives, IFC Film Center, and the Museum of the Moving Image. Other recent student internships have included production work for The Daily Show, for locally based documentary companies, for talent agents and major production companies in Los Angeles, and for independent directors working on both coasts.

    Career Paths

    By blending the production and in-depth analysis of screen-based media, Screen Studies majors are well equipped for career options in wide-ranging fields, including production-based work in film, television, and the entertainment industry; screenwriting for television, Web-based media, and motion pictures; and design and content development for Web-based media. Screen studies graduates can also pursue careers in curatorship and programming or advanced study in film, media, and television.