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Pursue a degree or take courses in film and media studies.

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Gollin Film Festival

UR's premier student film festival gives undergrads the chance to see their films on the big screen and win cash prizes.

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Master of Arts in Film and Media Preservation

Combining practical, hands-on training in motion picture preservation with a formal graduate degree program, the Selznick School of Film Preservation and the Department of English offer a Masters of Arts degree program in film and media preservation. Students in the Selznick Graduate Program in Film and Media Preservation work with Film and Media Studies faculty through the Department of English at the University of Rochester.

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FMS students can participate in Art in New York program. Students in this program spend a semester interning at prestigious art, media and cultural institutions in NYC while taking two classes.

The University maintains a reciprocity agreement with several area colleges. Students can take courses taught at allied schools for no extra cost if they are not offered here.

FMS jointly runs the Selznick Graduate Program in Film and Media Preservation with the George Eastman Museum. This award winning program allows students to earn a certificate in Film and Media Preservation in just one year.

The Digital Scholarship Lab at River Campus Libraries used a program called DaVinci Resolve to help process surviving 9.5 mm footage of Tokkan Kozo, a 1929 Japanese silent film.

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Restored Japanese silent film can be streamed for free

A Japanese silent film inspired by a classic O. Henry story and restored by a University of Rochester researcher and her collaborators can be streamed for free from the curated streaming site “Le Cinéma Club” July 19-25.

Tokkan Kozo, a 1929 film about a child kidnapping gone comically awry, was believed lost until partial 9.5 mm versions surfaced in 1988 and again in 2015. It was restored as an English language Digital Cinema Package (DCP) thanks to a collaboration involving Joanne Bernardi, professor of Japanese and film and media studies, Josh Romphf and Clara Auclair at the Digital Scholarship Lab at River Campus Libraries, the George Eastman Museum, and the Toy Film Museum in Kyoto, Japan. It was screened for the first time at last year’s Pordenone International Silent Film Festival.

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The Film and Media Studies Program has an enrollment of approximately 40 students in the major and minor.

Why FMS?

There are many opportunities open to students of film and media arts. Many students go on to film or television school, pursuing graduate work in producing, directing, editing, cinematography, screen writing, acting, and other creative aspects of media.

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