Film and Media Studies



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Fall 2014 Student Film & Video Showcase

Fall 2014 Student Film & Video Showcase

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Production and Critical Studies Student Work

The Role and the Self

Ken Howard '66 returned to Amherst College as a Croxton Lecturer in fall 2012 to teach "The Role and the Self." A winner of Tony and Emmy Awards and most the recent president of the Screen Actors Guild, Howard is known for his roles TV series such as "The White Shadow" and "30 Rock" and films including J. Edgar. His course was about more than just the craft and history of acting, however—its aim was to help students develop their writing and speaking skills, media literacy and understanding of human behavior. In the final two weeks of class, students demonstrated what they'd learned, performing sonnets and character roles. Click on the link to see the results!


Knowing Television

Professor Amelie Hastie, chair of the Film and Media Studies Program, was recently interviewed by Peter Rooney about her course Knowing Television. To read the interview click here.