Often referred to as “FAMS,” the Film and Media Studies program is open to students at all levels of experience. Our courses analyze how moving-images can teach us about the larger history and theory of media and culture.
An introduction to cinema studies through consideration of a few critical and descriptive terms, together with a selection of classic and contemporary, foreign and American films for illustration and discussion.
Participate in and document the musical communities and acoustic terrain of the Pioneer Valley, including sustained engagement with musicians and sounds from the area.
Explore the thematic threads, directors, stars, and genres that emerged and developed during the 1970s—from groundbreaking independent “auteurs” through the emergence of the giant blockbuster hit.
A former military police officer attempts to reconcile his love for music with the memory of hearing it used as a weapon while stationed at Guantanamo Bay. An immigrant family from Cuba mourns the loss of their wife/mother/grandmother thousands of miles from the place they know as home. These are the real stories behind two documentaries filmed, edited and produced by Ashley Blasczyk '15 and Joyzel Acevedo '15 as part of their Film and Media Studies senior thesis projects.Read more