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Film and Media Studies
Movies involve every mode of expression, from movement to music, from narrative to news. No medium is better suited for communication and self-expression. Movies are also a fascinating window into recent and contemporary cultures, revealing things about those cultures, from their “common knowledge” to their secret desires, attitudes, beliefs, and values. Our program opens these avenues of research to students across the curriculum.
The Film & Media Studies program at F&M explores all aspects of visual communication and expression. Students in our program make movies—narrative, documentary, and experimental. They study movies as cultural and historical artifacts. And they think deeply about how moving images work—as art, as entertainment, technologically, commercially, and as a powerful instrument for discovering and sharing knowledge and ideas.