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.
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.
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.