Mass media now saturate our lives, making media literacy an indispensable civic skill for the 21st century. Film and Media Studies is an interdisciplinary program that educates students about the artistic potential and social effects of film and other media. Theoretical and practical knowledge are equally essential for media literacy, and all students take critical studies and production courses. The program combines film with media studies due to their increasing convergence, and is international in its outlook, thereby furthering Tufts' commitment to globalism and diversity. By learning about the theory and practice of filmmaking and other forms of mass communication on a global scale, students become more discerning and active users of media, able to understand and employ them as powerful art forms that can change society for the better.

Offering a major and a minor, the FMS program incorporates the Communications and Media Studies (CMS) minors that have been offered for many years at Tufts. The FMS program enables students to explore their own interests, and FMS students may still take the same courses in television, journalism, advertising and social media that were offered under the CMS minors in the past. Alternatively, they may concentrate their electives in film studies, or in filmmaking or media practice. The internship program and the capstone requirement provide further opportunities for students to explore different areas of interest and pursue their own goals.

THE NEW MAJOR AND MINOR IN FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES (FMS) INCORPORATE THE COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA STUDIES (CMS) MINORS - MASS COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (MCMS), MULTIMEDIA ARTS (MA) AND FILM STUDIES (FS). STUDENTS CAN NO LONGER ENROLL IN ANY OF THE CMS MINORS.

For students in the classes of 2018 and beyond: please enroll in either the new FMS major or FMS minor (you can no longer enroll in ANY of the CMS minors).

For students in the class of 2017: you may be grandfathered into one of the CMS minors (MCMS, MMA and FS). Alternatively, you may enroll in the new FMS minor. It might be possible for you to enroll in the new FMS major (please contact the program to inquire).

For students in the class of 2016: you are grandfathered into one of the CMS minors (MCMS, MMA and FS).

TO LEARN MORE, COME TO ONE OF OUR THREE INFORMATION SESSIONS DURING PRE-REGISTRATION.
Session 1 - Wednesday, Sept. 9 - 7 p.m., Braker 001
Session 2 - Wednesday, Sept. 16 - 12 p.m., Eaton 206
Session 3 - Friday, Sept. 18 - 2 p.m., Eaton 206

 

 

 

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