Students in the Film and Media Culture Department learn to

Analyze media and film texts in context.

  • Study and analyze a wide range of film and media, including narrative and nonnarrative forms, using disciplinary vocabulary.

  • Situate film and media in relationship to one another and within their larger historical, institutional, and cultural contexts.

  • Understand film and media as art, craft, culture, and industry.

  • Analyze film and media as sites of representation and aesthetic practices in relation to their creators, industries, audiences, and technological and cultural contexts.

Explore their own potential as media creators.

  • Acquire skills and competencies in producing original creative works in collaboration with peers.

  • Develop their voices as media creators through hands-on creative work and engagement with a creative community.

  • Learn to respond productively to feedback and provide constructive criticism to peers.

Participate in scholarly and creative conversations.

  • Create media in dialogue with historical, theoretical, and aesthetic practices.

  • Critically engage with scholarly conversations around film and media, applying theoretical concepts to specific works in critical writing for a range of audiences.

  • Participate in the field through critical conversation and/or sharing of creative work.

Consider the social, cultural, and political work of film and media.

  • Demonstrate understanding of film and media within diverse national, transnational, and historical contexts.

  • Think critically about issues of access, inclusivity, diversity, and decolonization within media production and media studies.

  • Understand how access to production and representation are politically contested.

  • Critically analyze the ideological work of media texts and their political implications, and of the mutually reinforcing relationship between media and power.