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Department of Film Studies

The film studies program equips students with analytical skills to understand and interpret film, create powerful stories, and master film production from script to final edits. Access to top-notch equipment, film internships, and mentorship enhances students’ chances of success. Alumni have achieved recognition and work in major centers like Los Angeles and New York. Join our artistic community to pursue your filmmaking dreams!

UTulsa film students participate in Sovereign Futures

During a four-day gathering, artist-led projects in multiple locations explored the theme of sovereignty through the lens of food, land, speculative futures, and histories of the place that is now called Oklahoma. The events included displays, performances, historical tours, and documentaries presented throughout the Greenwood neighborhood. The memory of that experience made Glenn want “to have really deep and engaged conversations” during this year’s Sovereign Futures event.

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    • Department Faculty

      Our distinguished faculty comprises accomplished scholars, dedicated educators, and experts in their respective fields. With a commitment to fostering academic excellence, they engage students in innovative and collaborative learning experiences, preparing them for success in a rapidly evolving world. At UTulsa, our faculty members not only impart knowledge but also inspire and mentor students, creating a dynamic and enriching educational environment.

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    • Department Facilities

      Equipped with cutting-edge technology and resources, our classrooms, laboratories, and libraries provide students with unparalleled opportunities to explore, discover, and excel in their academic pursuits. From collaborative study spaces to specialized research labs, our facilities are designed to inspire innovation and support the academic success of our diverse student community.

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    • Arts & Science Research

      Both faculty and students engage in groundbreaking research across diverse disciplines, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and addressing real-world challenges. From impactful studies in energy and environmental sciences to cutting-edge advancements in technology and healthcare, our commitment to research excellence provides a unique and enriching experience for scholars eager to contribute to the forefront of academic exploration and societal progress.


    • Student films

      Student producers hone their production management skills. Each successful project presents an opportunity for a Film student to grow their capacity to manage limited resources, in terms of labor and equipment, in order to produce a successful final project. This might be a documentary, a fictional short, a documentary, or something spanning multiple genres and formats. It might also lead to management opportunities in any number of related industries.

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