Welcome to the Department of Film and Media Studies!
In our courses, majors and non-majors learn how to make media and how to analyze it critically. Our major seeks the integration of theory and practice. We believe that to understand and participate fully in our world today, one must be trained to think critically about various media and their histories, while making creative work as well as analyzing it. Students develop sophisticated vocabularies for producing and critiquing media texts in our classes in film history, theory, animation, documentary, video, screenwriting, game design, TV studies, among other topics. Faculty and staff are committed to inclusive pedagogy. Our off-campus program in Los Angeles brings students into the heart of the industry, via courses, internships, and events with alumni. Many classes are limited in size to encourage individual expression and close personal interaction between faculty and students.