As the lead faculty member for the School of Humanities Film Studies Specialization courses at Regis University’s College for Professional Studies (CPS), I wanted to announce expansions and improvements to the film studies program.
After being introduced to Regis in 2011, the film study courses have been expanded into 8-week terms and now qualify as B.A. Core Studies requirements. Film History I & II will help fulfill BOTH the Global Issues and Lit/Humanities requirements, while Concepts in Film Studies and capstone course Film Theory (FAFV 424) qualify as Lit/Humanities core courses.
IMPORTANT: Due to the popularity of both the Concepts in Film Studies (FAFV 421) and Film History I (FAFV 422) courses, each are nearing enrollment limits for the fall semester. Enrollment counselors can be reached at 1-800-944-7667 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As your esteemed professor, my experience in leading the film studies program extends back to when I taught and developed similar curricula at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Denver University, Regis College, Metropolitan State College, and the Denver Art Museum.
To support your work schedule, classes take place in the evenings in the Dayton Memorial Library’s Media Classroom. As with other curriculum at Regis, the Film Studies courses stress academic rigor and critical thinking, while adding in a DVD and video screenings component that is supplemented by readings and facilitated discussions.
The broad goal for all courses is a primer on visual literacy, providing the tools for students to appreciate and analyze film art and entertainment that have significantly affected society, both past and present.
While designed as integral to the updated Film & Video Bachelor of Fine Arts program, the Film Studies specialization also stands on its own as an exciting option of study for general CPS Liberal Arts students interested in variety of careers, from film/media journalism, teaching, and postgraduate work to film production, distribution, and programming.
See you at the movies!
Thomas Delapa has taught undergraduate film studies courses at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Denver, the University of Denver, Regis University, Metropolitan State College, Chapman University (Denver), and the Colorado Film School. As an award-winning film critic, Delapa has written on film, theater, and television for such publications as the Chicago Tribune, Boulder Weekly (CO), and Westword (Denver), and for NPR in Chicago and Denver. His two Master’s degrees are from New York University (Cinema Studies) and the University of Chicago (Social Sciences). His B.A. is in political science from the University of Colorado.