Summer Courses

FMS99 Film and Media Studies Internship
First and Second Summer Session: 5/23 – 8/10
Students must enroll in first session but can work throughout the summer at their internships.

75 hours for half credit or 150 hours for full credit
Your internship will teach you about the world of communications and media through hands-on experience. You will learn how media organizations operate and will have the chance to develop skills such as copywriting, editing, account management, web design, social media, blogging, photography, and film production. You may learn that you "have what it takes" for success in a particular field or you may learn that this field is not for you. You will certainly learn things that you could never learn in a classroom.
*Note: Open to rising seniors, juniors, and sophomores. You do not have to be an FMS major or minor to enroll. To be eligible for credit, internships must be done in an office under the guidance of media professionals, not in a remote or virtual setting. All internships are graded Pass/Fail.

FMS94 Documentary Film Production
Second Summer Session: 7/3 – 8/10   MW, 5–8:30PM
This documentary production class emphasizes hands-on nonfiction fieldwork. By combining theory, history, and practice, students will gain an understanding of how documentarians find a distinct point of view through the lens of their camera in addition to gaining technical skills and inspiration for their own work. Students will work individually and in groups on assignments that examine different aspects of the documentary fieldwork process throughout the 6-week period. In addition to guided assignments, students will complete a final documentary media project on the subject of their choosing.