has named CSI one of the Best Bachelor’s in Film programs.

Editor’s Note: This accolate was originally published on March 24, 2021. has recently added a description of our program and its merits.

In its 2021 rankings of the Top 50 Best Bachelor’s in Film Programs, has named the College of Staten Island No. 33.

In it’s review of the College, noted that “The Department of Media Culture at College of Staten Island CUNY offers a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Studies with two concentrations: Critical Studies and Production. The department houses a robust film/video lab for class instruction and experiential video projects. Those struggling to find their way around the lab may receive one-on-one tutoring from an experienced lab technician. Students benefit from experienced and prestigious faculty members like Dr. Racquel Gates, a frequent contributor to publications like The New York Times and Film Quarterly, and the 2020 recipient of the Academy Film Scholar grant–an award established by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.”

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