Film is a significant contemporary medium of aesthetic, social, and political representation. It is at once a business, an industry, and an art form, which has played a vital role in modern thought and culture. Familiarity with the cultural, aesthetic and economic contexts of film and media enables students to develop skills that are fundamental to negotiating life saturated in image-based media. Film and Media Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of film and media through a body of courses that expose students to the cultural, social and aesthetic implications of this art form. A wide array of courses is now being offered to provide a deeper understanding of film both as an artistic medium with specific formal properties, as well as a cultural artifact originating from a social, political, historical, and economic context. Further enriching this theme are the Cultural Film Series and visiting speakers.
Associated Speakers and Events
The Cultural Film series is designed to complement some of the courses listed in the document above.
Participating Faculty Members
Todd Armstrong, Lesley Delmenico, Tim Dobe, Theresa Geller (theme administrator), Katya Gibel Mevorach, Mirzam Handal, Susan Ireland, Lakesia Johnson, Dan Reynolds, Mervat Youssef