Film and media are crucial and pervasive dimensions of contemporary culture. The development of formal understanding, historical knowledge, and critical literacy about media texts, technologies, and practices is central to a liberal arts education in the twenty-first century. The Department of Film and Media Studies offers classes that explore the history, theory, aesthetics, and social and cultural aspects of media forms including cinema, television, online video, digital games, and media art. The program teaches research and analytical methods as well as digital production skills and approaches and encourages cross-cultural comparisons as well as attention to audiences and institutions. Our hybrid curriculum blends critical studies with critical making, often within the same course.
Film & Media Studies
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TONIGHT: One in five Americans are disabled, yet their perspectives are often missing on screen. Vision Portraits (directed by Swarthmore’s favorite production professor Rodney Evans) tells the story of four artists across the spectrum of vision loss.
Watch the Tri-Co Film Festival tonight via PhillyCAM live (check our bio for a link) and see work from some of our students.
Join us on April 27th at 7PM EST for a Selah and the Spades Q&A with Tayarisha Poe '12 and Lauren McBride '10!