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Film and Media Studies Program

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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 has grown to an estimated 6,000 hours of material.

Your Future

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. 

Undergraduate: B.A.

In this program, you'll learn how to:

  • analyze persuasively moving image media (including their sounds)
  • research histories of  about the international production, distribution and reception
  • map media industries globally and describe their functions
  • defend your own explanation of media’s power in everyday life.

The program regards basic knowledge of media production as essential; the major requires coursework in this area, although it is not primarily a production degree. The Undergraduate Bulletin lists the requirements to major or minor in film and media studies, and we provide more detailed descriptions of our current courses on this site. We recommend that you take advantage of the plentiful opportunities to enhance your degree.


Most of our classes require students to experience media (films, television shows, games) as preparation for class lecture and discussion. Designated screening times are provided to facilitate collective big-screen experiences. Accomodations can usually be made for students with time conflicts.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.