Through critical analysis of print and visual media, students who major in Film and Media Studies learn the cultural implications of living in a "mediated society." As they produce their own works in journalistic and creative non-fiction writing, or in film, advertising, and public relations, students reflect their relationship with the culture of the media. Students who complete the major may adopt careers in advertising, public relations, journalism, freelance writing, film criticism, film production, screen or playwriting, or may choose to enter graduate programs in any of these areas.
Available as a major. Students are strongly urged to choose a minor in a complementary field.
A variety of internships are available to all Wells students. These can give a student practical experience and insider knowledge of future careers well before graduation and help you discover your own passion, guiding your personalized educational experience. The following are a few internships in film and media studies held by Wells students in recent years:
Wells also has an affiliated program with the Salt Institute for Documentary Field Studies in Maine, where participants learn to research, edit, and create nonfiction documentary journalism. Additionally, cross-registration agreements with nearby Cornell University and Ithaca College offer the opportunity to take advantage of facilities, equipment, and hands-on filmmaking courses at those institutions for Wells credit.
Explore your interests and make projects with your classmates through Wells' vibrant campus activities. Below are just a few clubs that might match your interests: