Check out our Fall 2018 course catalog. Registration for fall opens April 11.

Please note: Important recent changes to the FMS major.

Faculty Highlights

Don Schechter’s film, Ascendants: Horizon was screened at the Somerville Theater as part of the 2018 Boston Science Fiction Festival.

This 30 minute sci-fi short film serves as a prequel to 'The Ascendants Anthology' film series as well as a general entry into the mythology of The Ascendants saga, which includes an upcoming novel. 'Horizon' follows Ben, a prescription drug addict and an unwitting experiment of 'The Jacobs Institute,' as he journeys home to a small town in Vermont following the death of his father. Ben reunites with his childhood love, Kayla, who faces her own demons and challenges Ben to stop running away. Recipient of a Dover, Vermont Economic Development Grant. Watch the trailer for Ascendants: Horizon.

Upcoming Events

Summer Registration now open.
FMS 99 Film and Media Studies Internship and FMS 94 Documentary Film Production are being offered for summer 2018. Read more about these courses or register online.

Women Take the Reel: "Half the History" Short Film Series
Thursday, March 29, 12:30-2:30 pm (lunch followed by film screening)
Alumnae Lounge
The HALF THE HISTORY project is a series of short films exploring the under-told stories of women in American history. The series is produced by Jennifer Burton with Five Sisters Productions in conjunction with Tufts University students. Learn more >

A Night with Saul Levine
Thurs, March 29
7 pm | Olin 011
Join avant-garde filmmaker and MassArt Film Society programmer Saul Levine as he discusses his work.


Mass media saturate our lives, making media literacy an indispensable civic skill for the 21st century. Offering both a major and a minor, the Film and Media Studies (FMS) program at Tufts University is an interdisciplinary program that will educate you about the artistic potential and social effects of film, television and other modern media.

Theoretical and practical knowledge are equally essential for media literacy, and in FMS, you will take both critical studies and production courses. The program combines film with television and media studies due to their increasing convergence and is international in its outlook, thereby furthering Tufts' commitment to globalism and diversity.


Are you looking for an internship in film and media? Did you know that you can do an internship for credit and count it toward the FMS major and minor? For further details, view the FMS Internship page or contact Internship Director Leslie Goldberg.

Contact Us

Film and Media Studies
Tufts University
95 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617.627.2155
Fax: 617.627.3449

Director: Malcolm Turvey

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