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CONTACT US

Film Studies
209.946.2121
John Lessard
Program Director
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211
jlessard@pacific.edu

Career Paths

Students can take film courses to enhance their liberal education by cultivating critical and aesthetic knowledge, or they may use their studies to enter a variety of professions.

Career paths may include:

  • Teaching
  • Filmmaking
  • Writing
  • Work in the film/television industry
  • Advertising
  • Computer software
  • Graphic design
  • Entertainment law
  • Production finance

Dr. Patti McCarthy Discusses the Value of a Film Education

In this interview by Bob Fisher, film professor Dr. Patti McCarthy discusses the value of a film education and provides a glimpse of student involvement in film production at Pacific.


Some students choose to apply to graduate programs in film, film and literature, and interdisciplinary studies. Also, students may pursue technical training in editing, cinematography, directing and screenwriting.

Our graduates have gone on to study film at The New School, Univiersity of Southern California, Northwestern University and Columbia University, among many others.