The Department of Film Studies aids students in finding internships in the Atlanta area and in other cities during the summer (Los Angeles, New York), often with the aid of the Career Center. Local internships have included stints with Allied Advertising, The Atlanta Film Festival, The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and Turner Classic Movies. Internships outside Atlanta have varied widely.
For more information, please contact the Film and Media Department Chair, Dr. Matthew Bernstein.
Study Abroad Opportunities
Hong Kong Baptist University's (HKBU) Academy of Film
Beginning in Fall 2012, Emory's Film Studies majors and minors and media studies minors can study in Hong Kong for an academic semester or year.
Under a new agreement, two Film Studies students a year can enroll at Hong Kong Baptist University's (HKBU) Academy of Film, which offers an array of film production and film studies courses in English, and further offers accomplished faculty, first rate facilities and the excitement of one of the world's most dynamic cities.
The goal of this program is to provide film majors and minors with a productive and enlightening study abroad experience that includes opportunities for intensive film production courses and studies in Chinese cinemas, which have been influential the world over. Added to this academic program, the opportunity to study and immerse oneself in Hong Kong life and culture, and to develop an increased awareness of the scope of globalized media entertainment all promises to be a transformative experience for students who undertake it.
Film majors or minors interested in applying are encouraged to meet with their advisors, examine the available courses at HKBU, and match their own academic needs and interests with the offerings. Students can choose from an array of courses offered each semester. A total of 24 courses in the Academy of Film's catalogue were given blanket approval by the department, including: Television Studio Production, Sound Recording and Mixing, History and Aesthetics of Chinese Cinema, Digital Animation, Film Editing, Video Editing, Radio Production, Multiple Media Storytelling, as well as courses in French, German and Asian cinemas. Students should have a 3.0 GPA or equivalent (on a 4.0 scale) in their academic work. A student may apply for the full academic year, or for a semester.
Emory's Journalism Program also won university approval for an exchange with HKBU.
Kristi Hubbard, director of Emory's Center for International Programs Abroad, visited HKBU's campus this past summer, saw the dormitories and was impressed that Emory students will have a meaningful and exciting stay in a safe environment.
Kenya Casey, associate director of the CIPA office, is available to answer student questions about the logistics of the program, the application process, scholarships, etc. She may be reached at email@example.com or at 404-727-1265.
Students with an interest in taking film courses in other programs abroad should consult CIPA's website and the Director of Undergraduate Studies.