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Film Studies
Jie Lu
Program Director
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Discover Film Studies

Students will gain a solid foundation in film analysis and production, setting the stage for professional and personal achievement. Our faculty members are accomplished scholars in their field, with research interests including international cinema (German, Russian, French and Asian), film production, gender and film, religion and film, and film history. Many are published authors in their discipline or have extensive production credits and experience in the film industry

We examine film as a "text" that can be studied through diverse critical and theoretical perspectives, including such approaches as:

  • Formalism
  • Neo-Historicism
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Gender theory
  • Auteur theory
  • Genre theory

The Hollywood Connection

With its traditional brick buildings, lush landscaping, Ivy League ambiance, and west coast proximity to filmmakers, University of the Pacific's Stockton Campus has been featured in many Hollywood hit films. Check out the complete list here >>