The Film and Media Culture department is dedicated to the study of film and visual media as a vital aspect of a liberal arts education. Our students study film and a wide range of visual media, including television, digital games, online video, and video art, as aesthetic forms as well as in relation to the cultures that produced them.
While we are not a production-centered department or a traditional "film school," we fully integrate the creation and critical study of film and media in a manner appropriate to a liberal arts education. Students will balance the critical studies of film and media with the creation of media work, often within the same course.
The faculty in Film and Media Culture are active scholars and creators, writing books, creating videos, and contributing to the vibrant academic field of film and media studies. Our classes incorporate numerous screenings of films and media texts, with scheduled evening sessions and hands-on lab sections. We are housed in the new Axinn Center, with state-of-the-art digital video production facilities and high-end screening rooms.
We believe that Middlebury is a leader in teaching film and media studies in a liberal arts context, with alumni finding success within the film and media industries, as well as in a wide variety of other careers. Explore our site to see what we have to offer.