The film studies program at Lawrence was created to encourage both creatively and intellectually well-rounded students, setting a solid base for a broad range of employment and graduate study.

Whether your path leads to the film industry or beyond, the rich understanding of visual culture gained through the film studies program will serve as a flexible, deep base of knowledge for your time after Lawrence. Documentarians, photographers, film scorers, and art directors for film studios and public television are all counted among Lawrence film studies graduates.

Lawrentians can go on to pursue careers in film production and photography, art direction, global media production, investigative journalism, digital content management, documentary film and television instruction, photo and film research, and television and film scoring.

They can also pursue advanced degrees in film, fine arts, documentary, photography, and new media.

Educational Outcomes

Recent Film Studies graduates have gone on to pursue graduate and professional school programs that include:

  • University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, Creative Writing, M.F.A.
  • Columbia University, Film and Media Studies, M.A.
  • Columbia College Chicago, Creative Writing, M.F.A.
  • Trinity College (Dublin), Marketing, M.S.
  • Loyola Marymount University, Film Production, M.F.A.

Employment Outcomes

Recent Film Studies graduates have pursued full-time employment in roles that include:

  • 3D Software Developer, Cyclomedia USA
  • Cinematographer, Razor Visions
  • Education Department Program Associate, Tribeca Film Institute
  • Video Editor/Production Assistant, VOLi - Video on Location
  • Film Development, Just Us Documentary


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