FMS Learning Goals & Outcomes

Learning Goals & Outcomes:

Students completing a major in FMS will demonstrate an understanding of the histories, technologies, and social and cultural contexts of a range of media.  Specifically, FMS pursues a broader, liberal arts approach to film and media studies so that students will:

  1. Learn research skills and methods, disciplinary vocabulary, and an array of theoretical perspectives and be able to apply them so as to convincingly write and speak about a broad range of media across historical eras and international borders from a mix of academic and practical approaches.
  2. Understand the relationship between various media and its creators, audiences, representations, and industrial and cultural contexts and be able to write essays and participate in discussions connecting media texts to these concepts.
  3. Acquire the skills necessary to participate in creative, effective, technically competent, and insightful media production.