As a Cinema Studies major, Pearl also finds the dynamic between on-screen and off-screen work interesting, wondering why it is that the world seems to pay less attention to film producers so integral to making the art that is appreciated matter.
“I only became a Cinema Studies major last semester. I walked into my “Introduction to Film: Form and Context” class that is cross-listed as both Communication and Cinema Studies, and Professor Paul Messaris just talked about movies with so much passion … he embodied the same passion I had about movies, and I had never been so excited about learning before. That day, I declared my second major in Cinema Studies.”
While Pearl’s commitment to Cinema Studies is relatively new, she has taken several courses in the program to confidently confirm her love for the major. According to Pearl, Cinema Studies offers the chance to explore diverse aspects of a humanities education, due to its far reach.