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.


Check out the FMS Spring 2018 Newsletter for news about the program, commencement, and our alumni.

New class for Fall 2018
FMS 94-03/ILVS 91 New Hollywood:
The American New Wave, 1967-1980. Register on SIS. Complete Fall 2018 course catalog.

Please note: Important recent changes to the FMS major.

P.T. Barnum Awards
The 2018 P.T. Barnum Award winners have been announced.

Congratulations to 2018 FMS graduates!
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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?
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Film and Media Studies
Tufts University
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Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617.627.2155
Fax: 617.627.3449

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