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Department of Film, Television, and Media (FTVM)

Recent News

Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers Acquires Filmmaker Jonathan Demme's Personal Archive

Donation announced at 2018 Traverse City Film Festival

Oliver Thornton Takes Home Two Emmys Out of Five Nominations

Oliver Thornton (left) and Ty Rogers, Multimedia Coordinator of Michigan Football, pose with their Emmys for "The Victors: Hail"

In the Department of Film, Television, and Media, we create and study the moving image as seen on multiple screens—on the big screens of movie palaces, the cineplex, the art house and the film festival; on small screens ensconced in mammoth fifties consoles and those of giant flat-screened visual glory.  With a strong undergraduate curriculum of production and studies, a burgeoning doctoral program in film, television, and media and a faculty of award-winning scholars and media makers, the Department of Film, Television, and Media offers a vibrant intellectual and artistic community here in the Midwest/Great Lakes region.

 

The Department of Film, Television, and Media prepares students to create and study film, media, and digital worlds in which stories represent multiple life experiences and points of view. Our classes are designed to engage students intellectually and creatively as they develop projects wherein diversity -- informed by race, ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs, class, sexuality, ability, and nationality—is nurtured and welcomed. We celebrate having a diverse group of students who enrich classroom interactions, learning experiences, and creative endeavors. Our faculty and staff are committed to developing and sustaining a working environment in which diversity, equity, and inclusion are the norm.
 

Be a Victor

We strive to support our students and faculty on the frontlines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, the Department of Film, Television, and Media needs you—because the world needs Victors.