University of Mississippi


It is with excitement that I welcome you to the University of Mississippi Cinema website. Created in 2011, the Cinema Minor has already been embraced by a surprising number of students throughout Liberal Arts and Journalism and continues to grow rapidly. Cinema has also enjoyed the enthusiastic support of faculty within Liberal Arts and beyond.

As you will see from these pages, the interdisciplinary Cinema Minor offers students the opportunity to explore cinema across a wide spectrum. With courses in both studies and production, an individual may approach the subject of cinema from many angles, whether through the various lenses of analysis or with the physical equipment of the trade, in front of the camera or on the pages of a screenplay.

I invite you to discover the possibilities of Cinema here at UM. Take a course, come see outstanding student filmmaking during the UM Cinema Festival in April, submit your screenplay and production plan to our annual UM Cinema Competition in November and make a film. I invite you to make an appointment with me to answer any questions you may have and discuss your own path within this new and exciting minor. I look forward to talking with you about your ideas and experiencing what you’ve created on the page and screen.

Alan Arrivée
Cinema Director
Isom Hall 201