Student News

Interested in declaring a Film or Media major?  Read this article about Film major Lauren Wiener.

Check out graduate student Andrew Young's feature article in Creative Loafing.

Apply to the new 4+1 M.A. Program! 4+1 allows qualified undergraduate students to earn an M.A. degree in Film Studies through a fifth year.

New Study Abroad Program for Film Majors and Minors, and Media Studies minors

  • Students assist senior Olivia Luz on her Honors Thesis project, shooting a short film on a variety of formats.

  • Students assist senior Olivia Luz on her Honors Thesis project, shooting a short film on a variety of formats.

  • Students assist senior Olivia Luz on her Honors Thesis project, shooting a short film on a variety of formats.

  • Acclaimed actress Viola Davis speaks with film and theater students in February 2014 about her illustrious career on stage and screen, while in town to shoot her new film LILA AND EVE

  • Film director Alison Klayman, at left, speaks with attendees after a special screening of her acclaimed documentary AI WEI WEI: NEVER SORRY on April 8, 2013 at the Plaza Theater, co-sponsored by Emory's Center for Ethics. AI WEI WEI was edited by Jennifer Fineran, an alumnus of the department's M.A. program.

  • The faculty and staff of the Department of Film and Media Studies.

  • World-acclaimed French director Claire Denis introduces a packed screening of her film WHITE MATERIAL (2009) on November 14, 2012 in a program co-sponsored by Film and Media Studies and the Department of French and Italian.

  • Sir Salman Rushdie discusses the connections between Akira Kurosawa's HIDDEN FORTRESS (1958) and George Lucas' original STAR WARS (1977) with Professor of Japanese Studies Dr. Cheryl Crowley and Film and Media Studies Lecturer Dr. Eddy Von Mueller, in February 2013.

  • Attendees at the Fall 2012 screening of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY savor Mr. Bob Castro's collection of 2001-related artifacts, memorabilia, blueprints, posters and the like.

  • Students in the Content Creation class (the capstone course for the Film and Media Management Concentration) listen as Professor Eddy von Mueller interviews a media industry professional.

  • Prof. Eddy von Mueller and veteran animators Don Bluth and Gary Goldman (Secret of Nimh, An American Tail, Land Before Time) during a February 2011 visit.

  • A graduate seminar on adaptation, genre and criticism in Spring 2011.

  • A standing-room-only crowd attends the opening night of the Fall 2011 Film Noir Series to see Jacques Tourneur's 1947 OUT OF THE PAST.

  • Academy Award winning film historian Kevin Brownlow lectures on "My Life with NAPOLEON" to a packed White Hall 205 on Thursday, December 1, 2011 with the assistance of his producing partner Patrick Stanbury.

  • Dean Robin Forman presents Annie Hall with the Emory College Arts and Sciences Employee of the Year Award on August 18, 2011. Ms. Hall is the Academic Department Administrator for the Department of Film and Media Studies.

  • Walter Mirisch in a creativity conversation with Professor Matthew Bernstein.

Our Mission

OUR MISSION is media literacy: to train undergraduate and graduate students to be discerning consumers, scholars and producers of the our most dynamic and influential cultural forms, grounding them in a thorough knowledge of American and international film and television history, the practices of media theory and criticism, as well as familiarizing them with the tools and methodologies of documentary and fiction filmmaking.

Current News

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of GONE WITH THE WIND with a special lecture and screening.

Read the Arts ATL article about our current series, Martin Scorsese presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Check out the Black Audio Film Collective and view the full schedule.

Read the AJC article about our Fall 2014 UCLA Festival of Preservation series.

Director David Gordon Green talks with students and film classes during a visit to campus.

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