Film, Media & Communication Studies explores how images, sound and writing work together to create stories and produce meaning in different technologies.
Help Shape the Future
What can a social media discussion reveal about a hot topic that is different from the same subject matter in a printed book, a TV drama or a video game? How we communicate is a crucial part of what we communicate. This grows more important every day as new media develop rapidly.
Pair the minor with Political Science and change minds. Pair it with Fine Arts and move hearts. The visual literacy and technological literacy skills students acquire support many majors and can be customized for individual interests.
Students have gone on to internships and jobs at CNN, National Public Radio, Sony Music, MTV and major publishers. This minor prepares students with high-level analytical skills that apply to multiple media.
Professor & director
I once had a student tell me that learning to write abstracts in my feminist theory class got her through law school. As for me, I’m working on the fourth edition of my feminist theory reader, a project on Victorian women’s ghost stories and another on an Anglo-Indian writer, Alice Perrin.
Ph.D., Indiana University
Assistant professor & chair
I teach digital imaging, video and animation. My work explores the nature of time and perception in variety of media. A recent project of mine, The Magic Mountain, paired an 8mm film I shot in Switzerland with a Richard Strauss symphony. View my site.
M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania
I research and teach 20th-century and contemporary Anglophone literature, world cinema, documentary film and theoretical approaches emerging out of Marxism and postcolonial and race studies. I’ve recently written about the literary and cinematic narratives emerging out of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Ph.D., Rutgers University
I’m working on making portrait and landscape photographs for a project called “The League of Peace and Power.” I take great satisfaction in seeing students become more confident about engaging with the world, while they figure out how to turn what’s in front of their cameras into photographs. View my site.
M.F.A., Yale University
How cinema shapes our world-view by analyzing international films from the early twentieth century to the present.