Overview

About Film & Media Studies

The film and media studies major and minor include exciting classes in video production and post-production, film and media analysis, and much more.

Wagner’s location in New York City allows you to live and study in the heart of the global film and media industry that attracts creative people from all around the world. Film/TV is a multi-billion dollar industry that employs 1.9 million people in the U.S. alone. There are plenty of opportunities available for anyone determined to make their way in this field, and the film and media studies program will help you develop the skills to make the most of those opportunities.

Choose a concentration in filmmaking and digital arts, civically engaged media, or film studies and media criticism. 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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CLASSES OF NOTE

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.”