Film & Media Studies
The Film & Media Studies program at the University of the Arts is not your typical film studies major. Our program combines creative studio courses in film, animation and writing with intensive study of the history, aesthetics and social implications of film, to immerse you as never before in the vibrant, vital world of cinema and its related art forms in theater, music, dance and modern communications media.
What makes us different: blending analysis with creativity
Exploring cinema arts critically, historically and aesthetically gives you a broad understanding of the development and continuing international significance of a major art form. Learning how to write, direct, shoot and edit live-action and animated films helps you develop a working artist's appreciation for the complex and still-evolving techniques of contemporary filmmaking. And all of this intellectual and creative engagement unfolds within the incomparably dynamic setting of Philadelphia, a culturally vibrant city with its own cutting-edge scene in film, television and related media.
The award-winning faculty come from the Division of Liberal Arts and from the Animation, Writing for Film and Television and Film/Video programs of the School of Film in the College of Art, Media & Design. This blend of perspectives makes for a singularly robust and well-rounded approach to Film & Media Studies, an approach offered nowhere else.
What can graduates do with a Film & Media Studies degree?
Your degree in Film & Media Studies will provide you with a formidable and unique set of creative and analytical skills that will open many fields of opportunity. Well-prepared to take up a post as critic, publicist, or producer, you will also be equipped – thanks to firsthand experience making cinematic artworks – for creative positions in the film and media industry.