Department of Film-Video and Media Studies
Committed to Excellence
The Department is comprised of two majors—film-video production and media studies. Both are committed to excellence in teaching, research and service, and to diversity in thought and action through the participation of its faculty and students in an engaging learning environment.
The Department of Film-Video and Media Studies curriculum is guided by the principle that theory and practice are complementary and mutually reinforcing. Course offerings encourage theoretical and applied approaches to cultural studies, research methods and production in film, video and other digital media.
Classes in the department are generally small and hands-on. Faculty and students alike appreciate and thrive in the collaborative community on campus.
Potential Internships & Employers
Graduates of the film-video major leave the program prepared to work as writers, producers, directors, cinematographers, sound designers and editors, and apply their education to mainstream entertainment, multi-media, public television, education, and corporate and commercial communications.
Development of analytic, creative and writing abilities allows graduates of the media studies major to pursue careers in media, government agencies and public interest groups, as well as private industries needing communications specialists. Graduates may also pursue advanced degrees.
Where You'll Find Our Alumni
Vice President, Comedy Central
Andrew Kevin Walker
Screenwriter, Se7en, 8mm, Sleepy Hollow
Emmy Award winning writer, The Ellen DeGeneres Show