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About the Program

The film & media studies program brings a perspective that is both interdisciplinary and global. You will explore the significance of film and media in representing and shaping cultures, societies, histories and collective and personal identities. The core courses will challenge you to think critically, creatively and globally about how media works as an aesthetic and cultural practice, while our production classes will take you "inside" video production.

What Makes Us Different

  • Self-Designed Study

    Build your own major working closely with a faculty advisor.

  • Creative Engagement

    Apply what you learn in the classroom to hands-on media projects, then bring that experience back to the classroom.

  • Community

    Students and faculty from all kinds of disciplines, as well as alumni, work together formally and informally to foster a dynamic environment of learning and enterprise.

Applied Learning



Many film & media studies alumni pursue careers in media production from Hollywood to New York to Washington, D.C. and all over the mid-Atlantic region. They return regularly to offer seminars and workshops, mentor students and even hire new graduates. Alumni also work in areas like journalism, marketing, communications and teaching.

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Film & Media Studies Program

Boswell Hall Room 141

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Courses Disclaimer

*Courses listed are examples. Course availability changes each semester.