Film and Media Studies

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  • April 22, 2016

    FMS Alumna's Web Series Honored at LA WEBFEST

    "Patched", the web series produced, directed, and edited by FMS alumna Brynn Wilkins ('15) and executive produced by Kedar Shashidhar ('15) and Kathryn Loveless ('15), has been selected to be screened at LA WEBFEST on April 22-24 at Warner Bros. Studios in Hollywood. The first web series completely written and produced (independent of any classwork) by UR students has received five nominations for Oustanding Score, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Actor, and Outstanding Actress. 
  • January 28, 2016

    City Newspaper Choice Event: The Ann Arbor Film Festival

    The Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour will make its first ever stop in Rochester, hosted by the University of Rochester's Film and Media Studies Program and the Visual Studies Workshop. Now in its 53rd year, the festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America. Program Director David Dinnell will attend the events, which take place Thursday, January 28, and Friday, January 29.
  • January 11, 2016

    FMS grad chosen for inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars

    Jintian “Jay” Li, a 2012 University of Rochester graduate, is part of the inaugural class of China-based Schwarzman Scholars, established “to prepare the next generation of global leaders.”  Just 111 of 3,054 candidates from 135 countries were chosen. “I’m honored to be selected,” Li said. 
  • April 6, 2015

    The Poitier Effect: Sharon Willis' book examines ‘change without change’

    Sir Sidney Poitier became a cultural icon in the 1950s as the first black actor to break racial barriers in film. But as University of Rochester professor Sharon Willis argues in her new book The Poitier Effect (University of Minnesota Press, 2015), his image on screen creates a false sense of equality that continues to appear in the popular media and remains damaging to race relations today.

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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