MA in Film and Media Studies

The Master’s Program in Film and Media Studies takes up the evolution of cinema as an art, an institution, an object of philosophical study, and an international socio-cultural phenomenon. It is designed to consider current theoretical approaches and to look historiographically at trends such as the transition from film to digital media. The program is uniquely situated adjacent to the MFA programs in Screenwriting/Directing and Creative Producing, reminding students of the importance of filmmaking practices. The many courses offered outside of the School of the Arts, in various Columbia University Arts and Sciences departments, create opportunities to individualize the course of study. Students are encouraged to take electives in national cinemas, cultural theory, economics, art history, literary studies, and philosophy.

 

MA students are afforded the advantages of research in New York area film and television archives and libraries (New York Public LibraryMuseum of Modern ArtThe Paley Center for Media), as well as internships at cultural institutions (Museum of the Moving Image, Museum of Modern Art, Film Society of Lincoln Center, The Paley Center for Media). Students gain experience in academic symposia planning by participating in the yearly conference.

 

Faculty

NICO BAUMBACH

Assistant Professor

 

JANE M. GAINES

Professor

 

RON GREGG

Senior Lecturer

 

ANNETTE INSDORF

Professor

 

ROB KING

Associate Professor

 

RICHARD PENA

Professor of Professional Practice

 

JAMES SCHAMUS

Professor of Professional Practice

 

THOMAS ELSAESSER

Visiting Professor

 

VITO ADRIAENSENS

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Visiting Scholars 2015–16

Liu Yang (Assistant Professor in the Department of Film and Theater at Nanjing University)

Hong Zeng (PhD candidate, City University of Hong Kong)

Kathleen Loock (Post-Doctoral Fellow at Freie Universität in Berlin)

Zhijun Peng (Instructor in the Department of Visual Arts at Tianjin University)

Barbara Szczekala (PhD candidate, Jagiellonian University)

Julio Bezerra (Fullbright Scholar and Post-Doctoral Researcher, Universidade Federal Fluminense)

 

 

Upcoming events

NOVEMBER 27, 2017, 6:00 PM

A Public Lecture with Giovanna Fossati, Chief Curator, EYE Filmmuseum Professor of Film Heritage and Digital Film Culture, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 1, 2017

Adjunct Assistant Professor Vito Adriaensens invites you to the international conference The Tableau Vivant - Across Media, History, and Culture.

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