Film and Media Studies
The Film and Media Studies program is devoted to the critical study of moving images. The program offers unique opportunities that include production collaboration with Media Arts, and engagement with the remarkable film and television archival content of Moving Image Research Collections, which began with a gift of the Fox Movietone News Collection in 1980 and has grown to an estimated 6,000 hours of material.
Students who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Media Studies have gone on to work in film and media production – both independent and industrial -- in Los Angeles, New York, and the Southeast. Some have entered graduate programs at top universities. Others are pursuing careers in the fields of archiving and library information science, business, and education.
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.