- September 4
TFMS Open House, 7:30-8:30 p.m.+, Bruce Davis Theater, MH. Come enjoy the party! Mandatory for declared and intended TFMS majors.
- September 9-10
Auditions, Much Ado About Nothing, 6:00-10:00 p.m., Bruce Davis Theater, MH. Contact the director, Michael Ellis-Tolaydo, for information.
- September 22
Eighth Annual TFMS Film Series, with filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer ("The Act of Killing"), 7:15 p.m., Cole Cinema, Campus Center. Free and open to the public.
- October 20
Eighth Annual TFMS Film Series, with filmmaker Lynne Sachs ("Your Day Is My Night"), 8:15 p.m., Cole Cinema, Campus Center. Free and open to the public.
- October 30-31
Performances of "Falling Man, a dance-art project," with Leonard Cruz & Caitie Sullivan, 8:00 p.m. (Oct. 30) & 4:30 p.m. (Oct. 31), Boyden Gallery, MH. Free and open to the public.
Table of Contents
- Liberal Arts Mission
- Production Policy
- Requirements for the
Theater Studies Major
- Requirements for the
Film and Media
Studies Major [pdf]
- Requirements for the Minors [pdf]
- Independent Study
- Junior Year Student-Faculty Conference
- Off-Campus Study
- Instructional Resources
- Filmmaking Resources
- Main Stage Productions & Film Series
- Talk-Back Night
- Audition Policy
- Performance Facilities
- Production and Shop Facilities
- Rules and Regulations for Use of Production and Shop Facilities
- Procedures for Requesting Use of Items
- Theater Production and Shop Positions and Their Responsibilities
- Paid Student Positions in TFMS
- The White Room
- TFMS Night
- Department Arts Alliance Awards
- The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Awards
- Opportunities for Graduates
- Letters of Recommendation
- Core Play-Reading List for Theater Studies Majors [pdf]
- Core Film List for Film and Media Studies Majors [pdf]
- Check List: Theater Studies Major [pdf]
- Check List: Film and Media Studies Major [pdf]
- Guidelines and Application Procedures for St. Mary's Projects [pdf];
Application Form for St. Mary's Projects (pdf)
- Recommendation Release Form [pdf]
- Course Requirement Waiver or Substitution Form (pdf)
Where Are They Now?
Megan Rippey (class of 2008, B.A. women, gender, and sexuality studies, minor in theater studies) recently completed her M.F.A. in acting at the California Institute of the Arts (class of 2013).
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Filmmaking Resources / Media ProductionTFMS resources in media production provide students with access to a variety of video production and post-production technology. Production classes and St. Mary’s Projects have access to Canon Vixia HF-S30 and Canon XA-10 HD cameras, Smith-Victor lighting kits, and Audio-Technica microphones, along with supporting production equipment. Post-production equipment is located in the Montgomery Hall Pro-Lab and the TFMS Editing Room as well as in the Media Center, located on the third floor of the College Library.
Montgomery Hall Pro-Lab and Learning Lab: The Montgomery Hall Pro-Lab includes 10 22" Intel iMacs, Adobe CS5 Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks), Maya 2008 Complete, Quicktime Pro, and Final Cut Studio (Final Cut, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack, Compressor) with dedicated JVC SR-DVM600 3-in-1 MiniDV, 40GB hard disk drive, and DVD player/recorder combo decks. The adjacent Montgomery Hall Learning Lab is equipped with 20 17" Intel iMacs, Adobe CS5 Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks), ProTools LE, and several flatbed scanners.
TFMS Editing Room: The digital video lab is a full-featured editing lab that includes two G-5 editing stations with Final Cut Studio (Final Cut, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack, Compressor) and NTSC output monitors.
Media Center, Baltimore Hall Library: The Media Center is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies for classroom and student use as well as a large screening room for the viewing of films. It also includes a dark room, a graphics studio, an audio/video editing and recording studio, and some study carrels equipped with audio-visual equipment. Media services personnel are available to assist students in locating equipment and in operating it safely.
MH 111: A meeting room/screening room for film and media studies classes, MH 111 seats 30+ students and is equipped with brand new film/video projection and sound systems. Special permission from the chair of TFMS is required to book the space for classroom or extracurricular use.
A recent sample of TFMS student filmmaking projects follows:
Self, Designed (2013), an SMP short in film and media studies, by Steven N. Bradford
A Living Museum (2012), an SMP documentary short in film and media studies about the historical recreation ship, the Maryland Dove, and her crew; The Importance of Being an Oyster: The Marylanders Grow Oysters Program (2011), a documentary produced for the St. Mary's River Watershed Association, by Emily Sillcox
Were They Here before the War? (2012), a 13-minute abstract documentary SMP in film and media studies about Point Lookout State Park, the site of a Civil War camp for Confederate soldiers; The Process of Drone (2012), an experimental documentary short about drone music, by Justin Foreman
One Big Step (2012), an SMP project in photography and secondary education; The Slave Dwelling Project -- Joe McGill (2011), a documentary produced for Sotterley Plantation, a National Historic Landmark, by Ryan Gugerty
Faces of the Appalachian Trail (2011), a documentary SMP in film and media studies, by Danny Ruthenberg-Marshall
Ponding: A St. Mary's Ritual Dissected (2011), an SMP documentary in film and media studies, by Jamie Phillips
The Contract (2009), an SMP narrative short in film and media studies, by Alex Vaughan
Finders/Looters (2009), an SMP documentary in film and media studies, by Judy Sellner
You Are Here (2008), an SMP experimental short in film and media studies, by Mike Strittmatter
synthestesia (2007), an SMP experimental short in film and media studies, and A Child's Garden of Irony (2006), an experimental film, by Aaron Brussat
And the roads are really small as well . . . (2006, an SMP documentary short in film and media studies), Mountain Don't (2006, a short fiction film), and A Day at the Gym (2005, a documentary short), by Kristi Lynn Schools