Major Explorations: Film and Media Studies

Welcome to FAMS

Our courses engage a range of media forms, combining historic, philosophic, aesthetic and technical approaches. For instance, you'll consider how films tell dramas about looking, whether that means looking at one another and ourselves, or at subjects and spaces beyond us.

About the Film and Media Studies Major


FAMS majors take 2 foundations courses: in critical studies and production. Building on this foundation they then choose 5 elective courses, and two required advanced courses: a 400-level course, and a 410-level Integrated Practice course (both to be completed by the end of their junior year). Seniors may opt to either complete a Film & Media Studies Comprehensive Exam or a two-semester thesis that reflects their individual academic and creative interests.

A list of required courses can be found under Major Program Requirements.