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Film canisters.

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Gollin Film Festival

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Intern at a prestigious art, media, or cultural institution in New York City

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Major & Minor

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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Art New York

Immerse yourself in big city life while completing an internship at a prestigious art, media, or cultural institution.

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The work of horror films

Jason Middleton, an associate professor of English and of visual and cultural studies at the University of Rochester and director of the film and media studies program, has been fascinated by horror films since he first read The Dead Zone by Stephen King in the fourth grade.

"There were certainly parts of it that I found kind of upsetting, but also magnetic," he says. In Labors of Fear: The Modern Horror Film Goes to Work (University of Texas Press, 2023), Middleton has joined with Aviva Briefel of Bowdoin College, to make the case that there’s been another kind of monster lurking in American horror films all along: the post-industrial world of work.

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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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Did you know?

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 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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