Why should Ichoose KU?
Fiske Guide to Colleges
listsKU as one of the nation’s “Major Universities Strong in Film/Television.”Identifying KU as “one of the nation’s best buys,”the
also gives KUfour stars for academics,sociallife,and overall quality of university life.Only a handful of state universities received higher marks for academics.
Your Film Career.
KU has strong ties to the film world.KU film studies faculty members are in touch with directors,producers,writers,scholars,and critics around the world.You will meet visiting academic and industry professionalson campus.You may have an opportunity to work on filmsproduced in and beyond Lawrence.When you decide on acareer,a network of alumni can give a helping hand.
Film studies majors learn their craft inthe state-of-the-art facilities of Oldfather Studios.You will gethands-on experience in film/video production using S-VHS and16mm cameras and professional lighting and sound equipment.Post-production services include nonlinear digital editingsystems such as Avid and ProTools.
The film and theatre faculty membersrepresent a broad range of backgrounds and expertise,including specialties in film and media history and theory,film and video production,acting,directing,television studies,cultural studies,women’s studies,Latin American studies, Japanese/East Asian studies,and archival preservation.Theypublish widely,produce award-winning films and videos,maintain contacts with industry professionals,and participatein the discipline’s top scholarly organizations.
The education and social environmentat KU is rich and varied.You can supplement your classroomlearning with hundreds of films,plays,concerts,and a widevariety of forums and lectures.Concerts and shows in KU’sLied Center Series bring many of the finest national andinternational performers to campus.The proximity of KansasCity affords additional opportunities.
If you would like information on other programs at KU, contact the University of Kansas, Office of Admissions and Scholarships,KUVisitor Center, 1502 Iowa St., Lawrence, KS 66045-7576.Phone (785) 864-3911; fax: (785) 864-5017.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: www.admissions.ku.edu The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry,disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status,and parental status.
What is Film Studies?
Film studies will give you anopportunity to study film/mediatheory,history,criticism,and produc-tion within a comprehensive liberalarts context.A primary goal of thefilm studies curriculum is the devel-opment of the critical thinking andcommunication skills necessary forbecoming a film industry or academicprofessional.In addition to studyingthe narrative film,you will learn aboutdocumentary and experimentalapproaches to film as well as newtechnologies.The world of film nowincludes not only movies but allforms of television and video as wellas digital media.
What degrees are offeredin film?
The Department of Theatre and Filmoffers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) ora Bachelor of General Studies(B.G.S.) degree with an emphasisin film studies and a B.G.S.degreecombining film and theatre studies.Each of these degrees requires abroad range of liberal arts coursesin the humanities,social sciences,and natural sciences.Students earninga B.A.also take courses in a foreignlanguage and a laboratory science.
Can I get a scholarship?
Your academic or productionachievements at KU could make youeligible to receive one of a numberof the department’s scholarships.Each year,the Department of Theatreand Film awards scholarships addingup to approximately $90,000.For information about scholarshipsfrom KU and various outside agenciesbased on academic merit,diversity,major,and residence,visit theScholarship Information for KUStudents Web site at
.KU’s scholarship deadline fornew students is December 1.
What kind of job can I get?
In addition to a variety of internshipsavailable to students,a full rangeof production and academic careerswill be open to you.KU film andtheatre alumni are now working asfilm producers,directors,writers,technicians,professors,and archiviststhroughout the country.Many arealso creating industrial,training,andinstructional films and videos forbusiness and education.Some haveapplied their skills to careers in publicrelations and sales.A networkingsystem has grown up among them,and as a KUfilm graduate,you willhave friends and professional contactseverywhere.
What if my interestschange after I come to KU?
KU has hundreds of programs fromwhich to choose.You will exploremany academic areas and take coursesin many subjects.One of them willlead you toward a major and a career.
The KU Department of Theatre and Filmin the College of Liberal Arts and SciencesChair:John StaniunasFilm Offices:Oldfather Studios1621 West 9th StreetLawrence,KS66044Phone:(785) 864-1340Fax:(785) 331-2671E-mail:email@example.comWeb Site:www.ku.edu/~kuthf
A a r o n P a d e n / K U U n i v e r s i t y R e l a t i o n s
Professor Chuck Berg advises a student in Oldfather Studios.
R a n d y E d m o n d s
Professor Madison Davis Lacy,Emmy Award-winning filmmaker,works with Broadcast Documentary Workshopstudents.