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Film Studies Program
Bryn Mawr College
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Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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Shannon Rose

CLASS OF 2009

Major: English
Minor: Film Studies

WHAT FILM CLASSES HAVE YOU TAKEN?

At Bryn Mawr: International Contemporary Film, American Attractions, History of Narrative Cinema, Film Theory, Screenwriting. At UPenn: Film/Video I, Film/Video II, and Advanced Video Projects.

HAVE YOU DONE ANY FILM-RELATED INTERNSHIPS OR SUMMER PROGRAMS?

I take classes at USC during the summer (Creating Poetic Images, Directing Actors for the Screen, and Breaking Into the Film Industry), and I am currently the set intern for the production of "Tenure" (2008, Mike Million).

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A FILM STUDIES MINOR? WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FILM STUDIES?

I always knew I wanted film in my life, so it was very natural for me to become a film studies minor. I love how the program is integrated into so many other disciplines, and that it's constantly evolving.

DO YOU ATTEND ANY FILM-RELATED EVENTS ON CAMPUS? OFF-CAMPUS? ANY HIGHLIGHTS?

I am the founder and president of the Bryn Mawr film society.

ANY THOUGHTS ON WHETHER OR NOT YOUR FUTURE PLANS WILL INVOLVE FILM?

Absolutely. Film is my greatest passion, and I could never deny it a place in my future. I hope to attend graduate school for film production, perhaps right after Bryn Mawr, or maybe a year or two after. The ultimate goal is to found a crazy feminist filmmaking commune and end up as a legend in every major art history textbook, but I would be content directing a female coming-of-age story that doesn't involve pregnancy.

IS YOUR THESIS FILM-RELATED? WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

I haven't given my thesis much thought yet, but I would certainly prefer incorporating film. That could even make the thesis writing bearable!

ANYTHING YOU'D WANT TO SAY TO SOMEONE CONSIDERING TAKING A FILM STUDIES CLASS, OR CONSIDERING A MINOR IN FILM STUDIES?

Do it! Film has become so embedded in our society, it is now almost essential to be proficient in the language. If you are serious about film, I highly suggest taking Film/Video I at UPenn, as it will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation for the medium.

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