Innovative, Experimental, Creative
Binghamton University’s Cinema Department develops artists and creative thinkers in film, video and theory who are willing to explore the experimental. A strong history of underground and independent production and criticism has made our trailblazing department an antidote to the Hollywood industry model. Our graduates move on to successful careers in a wide range of areas – as independent filmmakers, installation artists with gallery shows, cinematographers, editors, writers and professors.Majors and minors of the program learn how cinema works – from a social and historical standpoint, to the mechanics of making movies. And the production program in film and electronic media focuses not only on developing a student’s technical proficiency, but also encourages artistic discovery and expression. There are no limits to what your imagination can create.
To stimulate our students’ creativity, our award-winning faculty offer a variety of courses and lectures on topics ranging from the technical to the theoretical. Visiting artists and the Harpur Film Society inspire ideas, while our facilities allow students to make them a reality.