The Film and Media Studies Program has an enrollment of approximately 40 students in major and minor concentrations. There are 18 active FMS faculty members from 7 allied departments (Modern Languages and Cultures, Art and Art History, Linguistics, Anthropology, English, Political Science, and Eastman School of Music).
Richard Gollin, Professor Emeritus of English, founded the film studies program at the University in 1976 with the assistance of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and headed it until his retirement in 1989. The author of A Viewer's Guide to Film: Art, Artifices, and Issues, Gollin also received recognition for his research and writings on Romantic poetry and the Victorian novel.
The program has expanded and is now called the Film and Media Studies Program and has two major tracks: film studies with a non-production emphasis and media studies with a production emphasis. A minor is also available.
The Film and Media Studies Program office is located on the 4th floor of Rush Rhees Library, in room 427. Mail should be addressed to:
Film and Media Studies Program
P.O. Box 270071
Rochester, NY 14627
For more information:
Film and Media Studies Director
Sharon Willis Professor of Art History
Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies
Fax: (585) 442-2749