University of Rochester

The Film and Media Studies program consists of coordinated courses offered by various liberal arts departments, all studying film, television, and the electronic arts as art forms and cultural phenomena.

Students should take one of the two introductory courses: FMS 131 - Introduction to Media Studies or FMS 132 - Introduction to The Art of Film, before going on to more advanced or specialized courses in film history, film criticism, and film making; majors are advised to take a film history course also, before developing their special interests in advanced courses. Courses in photography, painting, music, drama, the novel, and intellectual and social history provide strong support for various film courses, and these should be explored during a student's first two years.