Welcome to Cinematic Arts

The Department of Cinematic Arts approaches film from a critical and creative perspective, in relation to the other arts, and within an international and interdisciplinary frame. It provides students with the critical tools necessary for the theoretical and historical analysis of cinema as well as the creative skills required for the production of film, video, and digital media.

  • Students looking at a camera
  • Film projector on in the dark
  • Camera Lens
Obermann Humanities 3MT Competition

Obermann Humanities 3MT Competition

September 27, 2019 - 4:00pm

On Friday, September 27, from 4:00–5:30 p.m. at the Iowa City Public Library (Room A), the Obermann Center will host a Humanities Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, especially designed to feature the work of UI humanities graduate students. The 3MT competition challenges graduate students to articulate their complex research clearly and concisely to non-specialist audiences; the goal of presenters is to present their research in three minutes or fewer. The winner of the Obermann...

Sketch Nite

Sketch Nite

November 7, 2019 - 5:00pm

Experienced, aspiring, and amateur artists alike: this summer, make our museums your muse....