About Film & Media Studies

The film and media studies major or minor introduces you to the artistic and academic world of film and new media, while exposing you to these exciting industries in New York City.

Choose a concentration in film making & digital arts, film studies & criticism, or media studies. Learn to make your own films; analyze films from aesthetic, political, social and historical perspectives; and use your media skills in the local community.

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Introduction to Film

A fundamental film course which should create good critical viewers with a basic knowledge of film form, concepts, and terminology. On a practical level, students will be applying what they’ve learned to film and video of all kinds.

French Cinema: Retrogrades, Rebels, and Realists

Introduces students to the major developments in the history of French cinema. The course aims to develop students’ skills of analysis and interpretation in order to enable them to read and appreciate film as an art form.

Advertising Art

The making of websites, animation, and print products will demonstrate the knowledge of software concepts and design principles; the use of type, page layout color, digital imaging, and motion. Projects will reflect the student’s personal interests and will form the beginning of a digital portfolio.

Richard Baratta ’73

“Wagner alumnus Richard Baratta '73, production manager of films such as "The Wolf of Wall Street" and Sam Raimi's Spiderman trilogy, talks about our media management program and working in the film industry today.”