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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!

TU alumnus Keith Daniels bolstering Tulsa’s film scene

Keith “Sneak” Daniels, a Tulsa native, developed a deep passion for film from a young age, drawn to Spike Lee and inspired by Akira Kurosawa's vision. After majoring in theatre and minoring in film studies at The University of Tulsa, Daniels initially pursued acting but shifted to directing and writing during his junior year. Fueled by a desire to empower Black creatives, he aspired to create unique productions that reflected his vision.

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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 TU, 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.


    • 2024 Filmmaking Camp

      The Department of Film Studies at The University of Tulsa offers a residential filmmaking camp for high school students. Students will have the opportunity to plunge into every aspect of creating films, as well as exciting evening group activities and film screenings. The camp will culminate in a festival of student work to display for friends and family. Camp dates for 2024 are TBA.


    • Student films

      Students have access to state-of-the-art cameras and equipment and to many opportunities for film internships. They are encouraged and mentored to produce their own films for acceptance into regional and national festivals and for our three annual TU film festivals. Our students’ films regularly win awards, including a recent Student Emmy Award; and our alumni are working in major centers such as Los Angeles, New York, Austin and in Oklahoma.

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