Department: Film and Media Studies

Overview

The Hunter College Department of Film and Media Studies offers three degree programs in the production and critical analysis of film and media. One program leads toward a major in Film, combining film history and theory with film production. The other leads toward a major in Media Studies, combining critical media analysis with creative practice using a mix of contemporary media forms (video, animation, digital imaging and graphics, web and interactive production). 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.

What can I do with my degree in Film and Media Studies?

Skills honed in the major include research and communication skills, critical thinking, project management, team building skills and the ability to organize time effectively.  In addition to careers within the film and media industries, graduates are attractive to the publishing industry, advertising and communications fields and other related industries.

Administration

Chair:

  Ricardo Miranda (Acting)
  477A North       
  (212) 396-6763
ricardo.miranda@hunter.cuny.edu

Department Office:

  433  North
  (212) 772-4949
  Web site: http://fm.hunter.cuny.edu
  Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Program Head, Film:

  Joel Zuker
  528 North
  (212) 650-3477
  jzuker@hunter.cuny.edu
 

Program Head, Analytical Media Studies       

Larry Shore
512 North
(212) 772-4951l
shunter@optimum.net

Program Head, Documentary and TV Production

       Kelly Anderson
       433 North       
       (212) 396-6066
       kanderso@hunter.cuny.edu

Program Head, Emerging Media

       Ricardo Miranda
       477A North
       (212) 396-6763
       rmira@hunter.cuny.edu

Program Head, Journalism

        Sissel McCarthy
        525 North
        (212) 772-4846
         sissel.mccarthy@hunter.cuny.edu