Film & Media Studies

What is Film & Media Studies?

Film and Media Studies focuses on film, television, and new media around the world. With 400 undergraduate majors and more than two dozen graduate students, FMS cultivates critical and analytical skills through the study of media objects and practices. Majors have the opportunity to interact closely with our distinguished faculty through collaborative research projects and to engage with a vibrant mix of activities and student organizations, such as the Screenwriters' Co-op, Reel Loud Film Festival, and Media Fields Journal. The department furthermore encourages students to explore future career paths and to build relationships with our network of 

committed alumni, many of whom return to campus regularly to share their experiences and insights. Our rigorous curriculum of study is fostering a new generation of visionaries with a stake in producing and understanding the future of screen media.

UCSB offers the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Film and Media Studies. The emphasis of the UCSB Film and Media department is on the history, theory, and criticism of film, television, and digital media within the broader framework of the liberal arts. The discipline is designed to hone a student’s critical and analytical skills using film and electronic media as objects of study.

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