Are you a cinephile? 

Do you want to be?

(Cinephile - pronounced: sinifīl) is the term used to refer to a person with a passionate interest in films, film theory, and film criticism.

You too can become a cinephile in just five short weeks!

Register for The Art of Cinema (AIC - 101) - the one-credit,  5-week course taught by Professors Deborah Meehan and Ethan Spigland. This course, for full-time Pratt undergraduate or graduate students only, is not open to the public.

Meehan and Spigland are both long-time filmmakers, and inspired by their own cinephilia, they program works of cinematic art, and also include visiting filmmakers chosen for their fresh approach to the medium. 

Films are presented on the big screen, the way the directors intended.

PLEASE NOTE: The class location will depend on the status of the current health advisory facing New York City. Classes intend to meet on Tuesdays, from 6:30PM-9:20PM in the Film/ Video Building’s state-of-the-art Katherine McKenna Theater on Pratt’s Brooklyn Campus. 


SEPTEMBER 8, 15, 22, 29 , OCTOBER 6


A five-week one-credit film studies course for a general audience focusing on the screening, analysis, of films including classic cinema, noteworthy contemporary films, and appearances by visiting filmmakers. 

The class will look at work from the international, Hollywood, and independent film worlds, and particularly those critically acclaimed works that are innovative in their approach to exploring the medium. The films will be considered within current theoretical, aesthetic, and social contexts. This cinema course is designed for students who want to expand their aesthetic, theoretical, and technical insights into the medium. 

TO REGISTER, visit WebAdvisor (or contact your academic advisor) and look for AIC-101.

This is an All-Institute course. We hope to see you at the cinema!