Cinema Studies

Cinema studies students investigate how motion pictures are created, experienced and valued in American culture and around the world.

Students in cinema studies work closely with OU faculty to gain a thorough understanding of film history, become acquainted with various critical approaches to the study of film, and receive instruction in elements of film production.


This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

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    Film and Video Editor

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    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
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    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

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    Possible Career Options

    • Actor
    • Announcer
    • Art Director
    • Choreographer
    • Dance
    • Media Marketing
    • Multimedia Artist
    • Film Festival Programmer
    • Sound Engineering Technician
    • Theater Management

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