Study Film in New York City Summer 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 5:00pm
Study Film in New York City Summer 2019

Study Film in New York City Summer 2019

Cinema in New York City is a study away program to be offered by Portland State’s School of Film in Summer 2019. In this program, students will enroll in two courses, for 8 credit hours, and travel to Manhattan for two weeks to study New York film history and culture, and produce their own creative work.

New York may be the only American city to be truly global in the impact of its artistic, political, financial and social cultures. Few cities in the world can compete with the diversity of cultural experiences that it offers. The city is an icon of contemporary civic life. Portland State Film’s Cinema in New York City is an intensive interdisciplinary program that immerses students in the filmic culture of the nation’s largest metropolis. Through tours, site visits, guest speakers, masterclasses, lectures and screenings, students learn about the artistic and cultural histories of New York and find ways to tell the city’s story through their own creative work and research projects.

Students investigate New York’s distinct neighborhoods, its institutions and organizations, its people and its history through narrative and nonfiction creative work, and through the critical study of the city’s cinema culture. New York is the world’s media capital, and there is no city more ideal for students of film and media to visit and to work on projects.

Students will take two courses in the program: FILM384 “New York on Film” and FILM360 “Production in the City”. In these courses the students will work closely with the professor to produce portfolio-quality writing and creative work that will serve them in their goals beyond graduation, whether that’s the pursuit of work in professional production markets, securing funds for a production or a research project, or applying to graduate school in film, communications, business, history, law, or any number of fields of study.

The director of the program is Portland State Film faculty Dustin Morrow, who has more than a decade of experience in leading summer programs and has presented research on maximizing the professional outcomes of the study away experience.

Travel Dates: June 22-July 6, 2019

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Prof. Morrow at and he will email you an info packet and application form.

Priority Due Date: January 28, 2019
Final Due Date: February 4, 2019