Film and Media Studies Program
 
 

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 offering both a major and a minor that educates students about the artistic potential and social effects of film and other forms of mass communication. 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. The curriculum encompasses narrative, documentary, and avant-garde modes in live action and animated images as well as sound and text-based platforms. In keeping with Tufts' rich liberal arts tradition, core courses in film and media analysis, history, theory, and production are supplemented by electives in a variety of departments that foster an interdisciplinary approach. 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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA STUDIES (CMS) MINORS ARE BEING PHASED OUT AND REPLACED BY THE NEW FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES (FMS) MAJOR AND MINOR

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 the CMS minors).

For students in the class of 2017: you may be grandfathered into the CMS minors (visit our MCMS and FS minors pages to read the requirements). 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 the CMS minors. Visit our MCMS and FS minors pages to read the requirements.

 

 

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