A major modern art form, film has dramatically influenced cultural experience since the late nineteenth century and continues to shape our contemporary everyday lives. Studying film draws on both our intellect and our imagination. As an accessible and even ubiquitous transnational cultural form, film opens us to other worlds, other lives, other ways of seeing.
Film Studies at Sydney University is an interdisciplinary program coordinated jointly by the Department of Art History and the Department of English. It combines Units of Study from those two disciplines as well as other Faculty disciplines of Australian Literature, Digital Culture, French, German, History, International and Contemporary Literary Studies, Italian, Japanese, Philosophy, Religion, Spanish. It also includes Units of Study from Sydney College of Arts and The Conservatorium, ensuring that Film Studies at Sydney University offers a most diverse and comprehensive approach to the study of film and film culture.