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.
Study and criticize a variety of films, approaching them as challenging texts, as you learn the main elements of film language.
Explore creative documentary practice through readings, weekly screenings and visits from filmmakers. Complete a series of production projects on your own and in collaboration with classmates.
Investigate the meanings and itineraries of the confession, from church to courtroom to social media to reality television. Explore such confession-related topics as coming out, torture, insanity defenses and racial passing.
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