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Student opportunities include UW credit for internships with literary, cultural, artistic, media, and technology organizations in the Seattle area and beyond.   Other ways to become involved include student film clubs, international film festivals, independent research through the Mary Gates Scholarship Fund, and study abroad

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You just returned from three years in China. Were you on a fellowship? Where did you study? I had a Confucius China Studies fellowship for one year at Fudan University in Shanghai. I studied at their Journalism School, where graduates go on to be reporters, TV producers, or into many other media-related professions. I took classes on everything from new media and visual culture to documentary film. Prior to that, I did a yearlong intensive Mandarin course at IUP Tsinghua.... Read more
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How did you land an internship at the Seattle Art Museum? I took a class with Professor Ping Foong, Curator of Chinese Art at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) in Spring 2017. When I submitted an exhibition proposal for part of the Asian Art Museum’s 2019 reopening exhibition, I was offered an internship to realize my proposal in SAM’s Curatorial Department. What kinds of work did you do there? I assisted in producing the reopening exhibition, which included... Read more
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Major: Cinema & Media Studies Class of 2018 Hometown: Irvine, California Internship: Northwest Film Forum Next step: Graduate school at USC   Professor Stephen Groening sat down with Ryan Swen to ask about his work as a film critic, his internship at NWFF, and his interest in doing graduate work in Cinema and Media Studies. UPDATE: Ryan will be attending graduate school at the University of Southern California. Congratulations, Ryan!   Stephen Groening: What made you want... Read more
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Triple Major:Cinema & Media Studies, Communication, and Danish Class of 2019 Hometown: Olympia, WA Favorite film of all time: Persona Internships: KCTS 9 and the Seattle Channel (City of Seattle) Why did you choose CMS as a major? Film has always been my passion and I knew that I was going to pursue it in my education. CMS is the perfect way to do so, as the major teaches me about film and filmmaking generally, allowing me to apply it to other aspects of my... Read more
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Cinema & Media Studies, Class of 2019 Huskies Football Linebacker Hometown: Menlo Park, CA Favorite film of the year: Wind River Why did you choose CMS as a major? “I’ve loved movies all my life. As a kid, I made lots of movies with my older brother. When I got to UW, I realized that if I was going to commit so much time and effort to a major, then it should be one that I am truly passionate about, and that’s why I chose CMS.” What do you like most about... Read more
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Major: Cinema Studies (with honors) Year of Graduation: 2008 Favorite Movie of All Time: Ghost Dog – The Way of the Samurai Occupation: Film Director, Editor, and Colorist “Cinema Studies at UW provided a great foundation and a strong sense of world cinema to build upon as a director.” We asked director Tristan Seniuk about how he got started, about his latest film Float (http://www.floatshortfilm.com/), and about majoring... Read more
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CMS & Communication double major Class of 2018 Hometown: Tacoma, Washington Favorite Film of All Time: Alien Occupation: Warner Bros & Paramount Studio Rep for Allied Intetgrated Marketing Why did you choose CMS as a major?  I am a CMS major because I want to improve representation and diversity in media.  Film is a unique filter through which we can view history, culture, and ourselves. What do you like most about the CMS program?  I... Read more
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