About the Department
The Hunter College Department of Film and Media Studies offers three degree programs in the production and critical analysis of film and media. We offer two undergraduate degrees-one in Film and one in Media Studies-and a graduate MFA Degree in Integrated Media Arts. Students are encouraged to develop a creative voice that is socially aware and engaged and can find expression across a range of contemporary media technologies.
Our curriculum is founded on the integration of theory and practice. Leading scholars in history, aesthetics, media policy, critical theory and alternative and international practices provide students with a broad base in analytical thinking. Courses deal with subjects such as the history and aesthetics of film, video, television and new media; genre studies; the history, production and distribution of print and broadcast news; media representations of race, class and gender; and the intricate relationships among the mass media, popular culture and society.
The department’s production courses encourage students to work creatively in a variety of existing and emerging media forms. Courses include narrative film production (including screenwriting and directing), documentary production, television production, journalism and emerging media (including web design, animation, physical computing and game programming). The department is distinguished by award-winning faculty who are active in their respective fields.
In addition to classroom activities, students earn general elective credits through internships in New York City’s vibrant media industries. Host institutions include film, television, radio, video and record companies; newspaper, magazine and book publishers; public relations and advertising agencies; museums and other non-profit organizations; and telecommunications and emerging media organizations.
Through its courses and extracurricular activities, the Hunter College Department of Film and Media Studies is injecting new creative voices into the public sphere by educating a diverse community of creative minds.
Programs and Courses
Programs and Courses in Film and Media
Administration and Faculty
Web site: http://fm.hunter.cuny.edu/
Shanti Thakur (acting)
Deputy Chair for Film and
Program Head, Film:
Deputy Chair for Media and
Program Head, Media Studies:
Film and Media Studies Faculty
HEGIS Codes: 1010 (Film), 0601 (Media)