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College of Arts and Sciences


Film and Media Studies

Motion pictures have moved us and shaped our society since the early 20th century. The Film and Media Studies program offers critical study of moving image culture – its history, theory and criticism.

The Film and Media Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences has grown steadily since its creation in 2001, and has quickly become among the most popular of interdisciplinary majors in the College.

The Film and Media Studies program is devoted to the critical study of moving images and offers both an undergraduate major and a minor. Students learn about the international history of films; theories of how we consume, enjoy, resist and interact with films; and methods to analyze their meanings and implications in different contexts – social, historical, political, aesthetic and psychological. In addition to critical study, the program offers coursework in film and media production.

The program offers unique opportunities that include production collaboration with Media Arts, engagement with the remarkable film and television archival content of Moving Image Research Collections that began with a gift of the Fox Movietone News Collection in 1980 and has grown to an estimated 6,000 hours of material.

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