• view from behind the Hollywood sign, looking down at buildings on a lush green hill

    Hollywood's Cat Connection

    UVM Film and Television Studies Professor Sarah Nilsen took a dozen UVM students to Los Angeles for four jam-packed days over the winter break as a capstone experience for a course on the movie industry.

  • Channeling Disney: American Wildlife Revisited

    '18 Alum Matt Schildkamp collected clips of Florida Everglades nature for project inspired by 1953 Disney True-Life Adventure film.

  • UVM Film students getting real world experience in a professional setting.

    UVM Fellowship to Stowe Story Labs

    Senior Matt Schildkamp was the selected UVM film student for the inaugural UVM fellowship to Stowe Story Labs, a nonprofit that helps promote emerging talent from around the world.

  • Make videos? Like prizes? UVM Film Club presents: UVM Student Film Festival, May 1, 6-8pm, Silver Maple Ballroom

    Student Film Festival

    The UVM Film Club hosted a Student Film Festival on May 1, 2018. Students from all majors submited their ideas to be screened, judged, and awarded various prizes.

  • Kilik comes home

    Film producer and alum John Kilik (Hunger Games, Dead Man Walking, Foxcatcher) makes regular returns to UVM for screening films and talking to students.

Investigate the universal and dynamic nature of media.

The Film and Television Studies Program offers both a major and a minor, exploring the aesthetic, technological, historical, theoretical and cultural aspects of the field. We are dedicated to producing critical media thinkers and producers who are capable of working and contributing to our increasingly diverse and technologically sophisticated society. The program offers deep expertise in the rapidly developing field with faculty who skillfully integrate their perspectives into a modern liberal arts education.

  • Basic introductory courses expose students to concepts needed to begin studying film and television, including an overview of historical and theoretical concerns.
  • Intermediate level courses concentrate on contemporary issues, genre, history, and theory, as well as film and video production.
  • Advanced level seminars bring together the student's knowledge through exploring a specific topic in depth, studying for example; the works of one director, global and European cinema, women in film, race and television, or violence in film.


FTS Film Festival Experiences


In collaboration with the Vermont International Film Festival, FTS offers a 1-credit course each fall structured around the ten-day festival. This year we expanded our festival experience by offering a 4-day travel trip to the renowned Camden International Film Festival in Maine. For more information please contact Professor and FTS Director Deb Ellis.

Student Run Film Club

The UVM Film Club is dedicated to producing and critiquing films as well as expanding the community's awareness of cinema as a medium. Check out their club and other media clubs at UVM.

Walt Disney Travel Abroad Class

This winter travel course will examine the centrality of Walt Disney to the development of American media culture and its global spread.