There are a number of summer programs in Film & Media Studies that Amherst College students may participate in, including:

  • Super 8 Filmmaking and Text and Image in Paris:
    Please note, while the FAMS program cannot make decisions as to whether the course can count for college credit, students taking the course under Baba Hillman’s track in June 2023 will be able to count the course toward the requirement of one FAMS elective.
  • Montréal Summer Filmmaking Program, Champlain College’s Montréal Campus

    As the vibrant cultural capital of Québec, Montréal serves as the urban backdrop for a highly creative and immersive Urban Indie Filmmaking course. From writing screenplays, and documentary treatments, to sharpening cinematographic skills, sound recording, and video editing, students will engage in the wonderful and invigorating act of filmmaking. Taught in English, the course aims to foster innovative and creative projects and to nurture aspiring filmmakers. It includes weekly screenings, master classes, and a speaker series with industry professionals, and visits to local production companies and studios. Final projects will be screened at an independent downtown theater. The Montreal Summer Filmmaking Program stresses the importance of maintaining a proactive and professional environment. This filmmaking study abroad experience is enhanced by Montréal’s dynamic art scene, numerous festivals, and diverse cultural events.

  • UCLA Film Summer Institute

The UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute offers students from around the globe an unparalleled opportunity to study filmmaking at one of the most prestigious film schools in the world – right in the heart of Hollywood.

Information Sessions
Want to learn more about the UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute tracks offered this summer? Join their upcoming virtual information session.

Wednesday, April 12th at 3:30pm PST
Info Session on our College/Professional Tracks
Register Here

The Summer Institute is an intensive program that is taught by UCLA faculty. Students can choose from the following specializations: Creative producing, Film production, TV Writing, Traditional Animation, and Media Parks: Cinematic & Televisual History of Theme Parks.

The Television Academy Foundation's general program offers year-round experiential learning opportunities in Spring, Summer and Fall for students interested in exploring all facets of the entertainment industry.