The Film and Media Studies Concentration promotes the development of multimedia literacy among our students, providing an interdisciplinary understanding of the history, theory, language, and cultural aspects of film and other audio-visual media. Combining introductory and advanced courses in film and media studies with electives from the humanities and the social sciences, the concentration seeks to create critically sensitive readers of film and media while fostering insight into one of the principal forms of art and communication in the contemporary era. Courses incorporate aesthetic, thematic, and theoretical analysis and include a variety of national cinemas in addition to the Hollywood tradition, fostering the multicultural sensitivity essential to mature world citizenship. Experience in film or video production helps to prepare our students to function more effectively and participate more actively in the ever-developing multimedia culture of the 21st century.
The Connolly Media Lab is located in the south basement of the Chambers building, room B263. The lab is equipped with video and audio editing workstations to support campus video projects.