Following several years of successful recruitments and capacity enrollments, the Department of Film, Television, and Media has paused graduate recruitment and admissions for a single year (2020-2021 admission cycle). This hiatus will allow the FTVM PhD program to best serve the needs of current and future graduate students.
The doctoral program in the Department of Film, Television, and Media emphasizes the study of those forms of representation produced for exhibition and consumption through a screen—whether a cinema screen, television screen, video monitor, or computer display. Screens serve as a point of intersection where various industries, production practices, modes of representation, and audiences converge and from which a range of ideologies, identities, and cultural formations emerge. The Department of Film, Television, and Media assumes a strong commitment to studying the disciplines of film studies, television studies, and digital media studies and their various social, cultural, national, transnational, and/or historical contexts.
The Department continues to offer a certificate in the Department of Film, Television, and Media to graduate students enrolled in affiliated doctoral programs at the University of Michigan.