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About Us

in the Department of Film, Television, and Media, we create and study the moving image as seen on multiple screens—on the big screens of movie palaces, the cineplex, the art house and the film festival; on small screens ensconced in mammoth fifties consoles and those of giant flat screened visual glory; and on the technological wonders of the increasingly expansive and diminutive screens of the computer monitor.

Department of Film, Television, and Media (FTVM) is uniquely situated to help LS&A students explore the intersection of intellectual study and creative practice in the arts. In contrast to the film school or art school model, FTVM offers a well conceived integration of critical studies and creative production that examines American and world film, video art, television, and digital media, as well as the development of particular genres and the careers of individual artists. 

We also offer our undergraduate students exceptional practical experience in filmmaking, video, television, digital media, as well as a challenging merit-based sequence of screenwriting and TV writing courses to qualified students.

With a burgeoning doctoral program in Film, Television, and Media and a faculty of award winning scholars, screenwriters, and media makers, Department of Film, Television, and Media offers a vibrant intellectual and artistic community here in the Midwest/Great Lakes region.