Why Study Film and Media Studies

    The Film and Media Studies Major (formerly Cinema, Television, & Emerging Media) emphasizes the understanding of genres, aesthetics, history, popular-, and production culture. Delve into the exploration of film, television, and digital media as social and artistic forms as you develop the skills to become an authority within and about the film and media production industries. 

    Why Study Film and Media Studies at MMC?

    At MMC, museums, archives, and film festivals are a part of your classroom experience! Begin your day in a tv industries class but end it interning at a production house located in NY. From world cinema to local filmmaking, our dedicated professors relay boundless expertise and connection to the film and media industry that can only be maintained in the heart of it all – New York City!

    What You Will Learn

    • Explore film and media aesthetics and forms, and industries. Courses like Styles and Genres of Cinema and Television, the American Independent Cinema, and Global Media Studies both expand and refine your expertise in film and media.
    • Become an authority on the relationship between media texts and industrial, technological, and social forces. Courses like Black Female Sexuality in Film; Race, Class, and Gender in Media; and Children’s Media, Representation, and Culture examine the power of film and media to build worlds and change minds.
    • Combine your passion for film and media with countless other areas of interest, such as podcasting, literature, journalism, or public relations.

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    Program Highlights

    Students in the Cinemaniacs

    The Cinemaniacs is MMC’s film club. Their goal is to use film and media as a tool to facilitate discussions of social issues that concentrate on race, gender, disability, and socioeconomic status and how that affects culture in society. Anyone is welcome to join, regardless of major or filmmaking experience. Create films with the Cinemaniacs, and then showcase them in the annual film festival!

    New York Film Festival

    In COMM 357: Contemporary World Cinema, our Film and Media Studies majors explore feature film production from around the world both in the classroom and out in the city. This course is designed to incorporate films that are being shown at Film Festivals around NYC as well as in other venues around the City. This course is offered in Fall or Spring as well as in the Summer and January semesters.

    Remarkable internship opportunities are available in a wide array of settings including talent agencies, film festivals, and television and film studios, showing students how to apply they skills they learn in the classroom to a career they love. Our students have interned at the Tribeca Film Festival, Harbor Picture Company, The Tonight Show, and Epic Records, just to name a few.

    • I am constantly applying the skills I learned from my classes. The professors helped me become a better writer, taught me about digital media, and gave me an understanding of how to flourish in day-to-day interpersonal settings.

      Allison Picurro ’17

      Class of 2017, Film and Media Studies major
      Editorial Assistantat HBO

    • CTEM and its 1-on-1 approach has given me an unmatched creative foundation to develop my skills as an aspiring screenwriter and filmmaker. The faculty is astounding and wants nothing more than to see their students succeed academically, artistically, and professionally. This program has given me insurmountable confidence in my abilities (and an irreplaceable sense of passion) that I will forever take with me into the professional world of entertainment!

      Shelbi Cornelison ’22

      Class of 2022, Film and Media Studies major

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    Careers and Outcomes

    In New York City, you can go far while staying right here! Become a member of MMC’s Film and Media alumni who have turned their passions into professions.

    Careers

    • Production Services Coordinator
    • Supervising Producer
    • Writer/Producer
    • Production Manager
    • Festival Coordinator
    • Editorial Assistant
    • Casting and Talent

    Employers

    • Paramount Pictures
    • Film Forum
    • Brooklyn Film Festival
    • The Rachael Ray Show
    • The Tonight Show

    Student Work

    The Binary Reconstruction - Chloe Bowman

    Leftover - Kasey Dugan

    Peep Show - Tavia Cummings

    Production Meets Exploration at MMC

    In addition to being located in the heart of NYC—the communication capital of the world—MMC is also home to state-of-the-art facilities open for daily use for our Communication and Media Arts students.

    Learn more about our media production facilities

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