Film and Media Studies
Film and Media Studies is an undergraduate program incorporating courses in film history, aesthetics, and theory; theory and practice in television, popular culture, and new media; and all aspects of 16mm film and digital video production, including narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental film.
The program’s curriculum is designed to foster critical understanding and historical knowledge of media forms, as well as their relationship to modern cultures, literatures, art, history, and philosophy. Students are afforded the opportunity to apply their analytical and theoretical knowledge to the production and creation of visual texts, a process that is crucial to enhancing their understanding of film, television, and other media.
Our small size allows us to focus on offering undergraduates an unusual amount of hands-on experience, intensive mentoring, and significant individual attention. Students work in a highly collaborative environment in small classes, and are taught by instructors known for their teaching excellence. The majority of our students have gone on to attend the top graduate film schools and to work in the film and media industries.
Majors often participate in the projects of the Hopkins Film Society, including the planning and organization of various film series and events, and the award-winning Johns Hopkins Film Festival. Through the Film Society, students learn to curate and to operate 35mm and 16mm projectors.