Often referred to as “FAMS,” the Film and Media Studies program is open to students at all levels of experience. In both critical studies and production courses, students explore how audio-visual media enables us to have a rich understanding of the histories and contemporary cultures that shape us and the world we live in.
Film and Writing
A study in reading films and writing about them, partly to illustrate the main elements of film language and partly to pose challenging texts for reading and writing.
Foundations in Video Production
Begin with the literal foundation of the moving image—the frame—before moving through shot and scene construction, lighting, sound-image concepts and final edit.
Gothic/Horror: Literature, Film, Television
This interdisciplinary course will explore the genre of the Gothic from its roots in the late eighteenth century through the present, moving among literature, film, television, and digital media forms.
Political yet Personal: Student Documentaries Explore Torture and Immigration
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