While there is no graduate program in film and media studies, there are two avenues for acquiring an advanced degree in this field: one in the English Department and one in the Program in Visual and Cultural Studies.

English Graduate Program 

The Department of English at the University of Rochester offers a special English MA with a concentration in film and media studies.

This program is done in cooperation with the George Eastman Museum’s L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation and is the first museum-based university collaboration of its kind. The program joins humanistic study with hands-on training in curatorial and conservation work.

Visit the English department’s graduate page to learn more.

Visual and Cultural Studies Graduate Program

The Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies provides students with an opportunity to study and analyze visual culture from a social-historical perspective. The program stresses the close interpretation of artistic production within historical and cultural frameworks.

Housed in the Department of Art and Art History, the program offers an interdisciplinary doctoral degree drawing on coursework and faculty expertise in several University of Rochester humanities departments.

Visit the visual and cultural studies site to learn more.