Cinema and Media Studies

AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL MAJOR AND MINOR

Co-director: Viano, Wood
Professor: Viano
Senior Lecturer: Wood
Advisory Committee: Berman (Art), Nolden (German), Olsen (Art), Prabhu (French)
Participating Faculty: Carroll (Art), Cezair-Thompson (English), Creef (Women’s and Gender Studies), Kelley (Art), Karakasidou (Anthropology), Laviosa (Italian Studies), Mata (Women’s and Gender Studies), Matzner (Anthropology), Mekuria (Art), Nolden (German), Oles (Art), Shetley (English), Song (East Asian Languages and Literatures), Zimmerman (East Asian Languages and Literatures)

The Cinema and Media Studies program (CAMS) offers an innovative, interdisciplinary major and minor focused on the history, theory and practice of the media that characterize modernity and those new media that are currently emerging. CAMS engages with all forms of still, moving-image and screen-based audio-visual media, from the dominant forms of the last century (film, television, and still photography) through today’s emergent forms (digital, web, gallery-based, and more). While the major requires students to select one of two distinct tracks—in Cinema/Media Studies or Video/Media Production—an innovative feature of the major is that we expect students in all tracks to be conversant in both theory and production. Students in the program come to understand theory through practice, and practice through theory.

 

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