Explore film studies and media studies through a broad liberal arts curriculum that gives you experience working on both sides of the lens. In the Film and Media Studies bachelor's degree program, you'll have unique opportunities to produce your own works in film as well as journalistic and creative non-fiction writing, advertising, and public relations. At Wells, you'll also find small classes with one-on-one mentorship and a close sense of community that will enrich your undergraduate experience. The Film and Media Studies program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree and can be complemented with a variety of minor program options.
The Film and Media Studies major provides a mix of discussion-based and writing-intensive classes, reinforced by hands-on experiences in the field. You’ll get to analyze films with your classmates and pursue projects through our Film Production Club. You can learn how to write a screenplay, make short films with your friends, or immerse yourself in creating productions for the stage. To further prepare you for careers in film and media, we will also teach you the business side of film studies and media studies, with courses offered through our Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship.
In addition to a wide variety of internships and other real-world learning opportunities available as part of the Film and Media Studies program, Wells offers cross-registration agreements with nearby Cornell University and Ithaca College. Each provides opportunities to take advantage of facilities, equipment, and hands-on filmmaking courses at those institutions for Wells credit.
At Wells, hands-on learning provides practical experience and insider knowledge of future careers well before graduation. Internships, study abroad programs, and co-curricular activities also help you discover your own passion, guiding your personalized educational experience while pursuing your bachelor’s degree in a comprehensive, highly interdisciplinary liberal arts program.
Take part in valuable internship experiences in New York and across the country. The following are a few internships in film and media studies held by Wells undergraduate students in recent years:
You can also make new friends overseas while exploring film and media studies around the world. Learn more about study abroad programs at Wells.
Explore your interests in film studies and media studies through Wells' vibrant campus activities. Below are just a few clubs that might match your interests:
If you’re interested in the Film and Media Studies bachelor’s degree program, you might also want to explore our minors in:
When you complete your bachelor’s degree in film and media studies at Wells College, you’ll be ready to pursue careers in a variety of fields including advertising, public relations, journalism, freelance writing, film criticism, film production, screen or playwriting, or enter graduate programs in any of these areas.
Take the first step toward earning your bachelor’s degree in Film and Media Studies at Wells College. Apply now.
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