If you have questions that are not included here or additional questions about the program in theater, film, and media studies, contact the chair of the department, David Ellsworth, at email@example.com.
Can I get involved in shows and films if I am not a major?
Do you cast first-year students in shows?
Do you offer minors?
Yes, we offer a minor in theater studies. Minors require 20 credit hours of course work, which typically means completion of five courses. Some courses are specified and some are electives. View requirements of the minors
What opportunities do you offer for students who want to be involved in making films?
What kinds of films do students make?
Some students make short or even full-length fiction films, some make experimental films, and others make documentaries on a variety of local and international subjects. In the recent past, teams of students have collaborated on such projects as a full-length original thriller, short expressionistic films, documentaries about the local housing crisis, on child gymnasts and campus feminism, and ethnographies on Ghana, Nicaragua, and Senegal.
What kinds of shows do you do?
Do you ever do musicals?
Do you have a dance program?
Our dance and movement program thrives on steady offerings of courses in modern dance, African dance, hip hop, dance improvisation and composition, dance history, and a variety of movement skills that may include clowning, stage combat, mask, period styles, and characterization. Students have formed several dance clubs that sponsor workshops and performances. We produce a dance concert as part of the main stage season at least every three years, sometimes more frequently.
Do you have a student-run season?
What are your filmmaking facilities like?
Can I get involved behind the scenes?
Can I direct a show?
Can I design sets, lights, or costumes?
What kind of courses in theater studies do you offer?
What kind of courses in film and media studies do you offer?
Film and media studies courses are taught across the College curriculum by faculty in theater studies, art, English, international languages and cultures, political science, and history. Exemplary courses include study of film history, international cinemas, genres, media, art history, production design technologies, performance, and time-based digital video. More information about our film and media studies curriculum.