Lights, camera, action! Our film and media studies program is perfect for students who have a passionate love of film, television or comics, and it may feel like a calling for them.
A film and media studies degree is a pathway to careers in film archiving, film and television production, as well as film and media journalism. Many FAMS students move on to graduate school in law or business or continue their studies from a top-tier graduate program, as they can turn their passion for film into a career.
Learn all you need to know about the key characteristics of cinematography and editing.
Film Archive Internship
Apply your skills through an internship at the Moving Image Research Collections, our university's film archive.
Summer Study Away
Head for Hollywood and receive firsthand experience at the big studios with our special summer study away program.
What You’ll Study
Some of our most popular courses in this program include American Television, Superheroes Across Media and even Quentin Tarantino's oeuvre. Unlike many other undergraduate programs in the U.S. and abroad, we offer both a comics studies specialization and a media industries pathway, so you can get an education that best suits your interests.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Attention to Detail
Being meticulous and thorough in all aspects of a task or project
Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs
Gathering and analyzing information for decision-making or problem-solving purposes
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Film and TV Archivist
- Casting Director
- Film and TV Accountant
- Film and TV Journalist
- Staff Writer
- Film and Media Producer
Job Titles of Alumni
- Lead Editor
- Studio Operations Technician
- Freelance Filmmaker/Editor
- Set Production Assistant
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $71,204
- Film and TV Studios
- Film and TV Production
- TV Networks
- Film Archives
Employers of Alumni
- New Line Cinema
- OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network
- Saturday Night Live
- The Walt Disney Company