Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies


Theater, Film, and Media Studies houses a variety of opportunities for students to study and practice the arts of stage and screen.

Majors, minors, and non-majors alike enroll in a wide array of courses including:

  • Acting
  • Directing for the stage
  • Dance
  • Movement
  • Media production
  • Scenic design for stage and screen
  • Film history
  • Costume design for stage and screen
  • Lighting design
  • Stagecraft
  • Screenwriting
  • Japanese film and performance traditions
  • World cinema
  • Documentary practices

Students also get chances to participate in a diverse range of theater productions, dance concerts, film productions, workshops, and guest performances and residencies. TFMS prides itself on having one of the most complete and current all-round programs available in a liberal arts college.

Students may focus their studies in theater or in film and media, as a major or as a minor. A minor in dance/movement is also available for students who wish to pursue a concentrated course of study in this area.

The programs in theater studies and in film and media studies are fundamentally collaborative and multidisciplinary – they thrive in a liberal arts context that promotes breadth and integration of learning. Additionally, TFMS provides opportunities for students to produce their own works and to collaborate on projects with faculty members and other students.