Screen Studies

Young Female Directing with Digital HD Camera


In Clark's Screen Studies Program, you can explore the history, theory and criticism of film, television and related media, and gain an in-depth understanding of the processes through our hands-on video production courses. See examples of student and alumni work on the Screeners blog.

Perhaps you want to explore the place of film in the history of art, how film narrative shapes and reflects human culture, or how sound is used to complement the moving image. Whatever your interests, Clark faculty will work with you to create a program that meets your goals, and to incorporate complementary internships and study away/abroad programs.

Above: LEEP Pioneer and screen studies major Alison Mayer '13 and Prof. Hugh Manon discuss Alison's LEEP Project, a feature-length, road-trip documentary that seeks to address issues surrounding American identity and the myth of the West.

Above: In the project-based course, Genre Film Production Workshop, students wrote and produced a short musical film.

Beyond Film

Because the screen arts are by nature interdisciplinary, a liberal arts university like Clark provides you with an excellent framework in which to explore the cultural, economic and technical developments that influence screen media, producers and audiences. Faculty from other disciplines including art history, communication and culture, women's studies and foreign languages join the screen studies faculty in offering international and cross-cultural perspectives on screen media.

Clark's Film and Broadcast Student Groups

As well as the numerous open screenings taking place in film courses, you can also keep up with the latest and most important foreign and domestic films through Clark's Cinema 320 and the Clark University Film Society. Students interested in broadcasting and video production can participate in the Clark Cable Network.