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Indiana University Bloomington

Black Film Center/Archive College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Classes

Black Cinema and Media Studies is dedicated to exploring and documenting how mediated representation, aesthetics, and history together play an essential role in the cultural, social, and personal construction of identities, ideologies, and values. Black Cinema Studies reflects the work of the Black Film Center/Archive, an IU center to which faculty in the Media School and across campus contribute.

Foregrounding Black artistic and intellectual achievement in cinema and media, we employ humanistic and social science approaches to address a wide range of genres, including documentary, experimental film and video, speculative fiction, and independent, marginal and oppositional cinema and media formations (e.g. radio and print media).

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Left: Image from Losing Ground, written and directed by Kathleen Collins, 1982. Seret Scott stars as Dr. Sara Rogers, a professor of philosophy. Right: Actors on the Losing Ground set prepare for a scene. Photos courtesy of Nina Collins and Milestone Films.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism or a Bachelor of Arts from The Media School, students will need to complete at least one nine-credit specialization. One specialization option is:

See all specializations within The Media School.

Students with majors outside The Media School can still engage with the BFC/A on these important topics. The choices of minor include:

See all minors and certificates associated with The Media School.

Learn about the development of the Black Cinema and Media Studies minor.

Associated Faculty:

headshot Akinwumi Adesokan

headshot Cara Caddoo

headshotTerri Francis

headshotMichael T. Martin

headshotMarissa Moorman

headshotRadhika Parameswaran

headshotLauren Smith

headshotAndrew Weaver