Cinema & Media Studies at BU

The Cinema & Media Studies (CIMS) program offers students a rigorous and comprehensive education in the history, aesthetics, theory, formal practices, and sociocultural dimensions of moving-image media. Through structured engagement with film, television, and digital media in relation to literature and other liberal arts, the program aims to develop sophisticated understanding of the moving image (and its sound accompaniments) both as a multifaceted art form and as a pervasive, influential product of popular culture.


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“Film is not analysis, it is the agitation of mind.” – Werner Herzog

Jennifer Cazenave

Assistant Professor of French Director of Undergraduate Studies, CIMS