About

Cinema at Binghamton University

students performing projection and sound

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. Whether you want to direct, edit or write about movies, our cinema program offers the flexibility for you to create a course of study based on your interests.

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Our Faculty

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Our faculty are a notable group of filmmakers and scholars with diverse backgrounds in; experimental and avant garde cinema, film noir, documentaries, digital video and multi-media, history and theory of film, related arts such as painting, sculpture and photography. Their awards include Independent Film Channel’s Independent Spirit Award and the New York Film Expo’s Gold Award for best experimental film, as well as prizes from festivals such as the San Francisco International Film Festival, the London International Film Festival and the Black Maria Festival, to name a few.

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Our Facilities & Equipment

sound lab

Our cinema facilities feature ample spaces and computer programs for students to create or edit their media projects, as well as up-to-the minute equipment cinema majors can borrow. These include; studio and performance spaces, audio and video editing labs, a digital still-photo lab, animation and a sound studio.

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Our Courses

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Courses in our program range from a focus on the technical aspects of filmmaking, such as Video and Filmmaking or Advanced Image Manipulation, to the study of film as art with classes including From Bombay to Bollywood, Contemporary Chinese Theater and Facets of the Documentary.

Degree Requirementsstudent projecting film

Schedule Of Classesoutdoor projectionat night with students