The Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival celebrates 25 years of international cinema presented by the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies at UMass Amherst. It features documentaries, many of them made by women, on people past and present.Watch the trailer
Welcome to our UMass Film Studies Program! Our whole team is thrilled to have you on board our dynamic center of interdepartmental, interdisciplinary and multicultural activity.
I invite you to browse these pages to learn more about the variety of classes you can take, the interests and achievements of our faculty, and the extraordinary breadth and depth of our program.
Introducing our brand new Online Certificate in Film Studies!
Whether you want to complete the 18-credit certificate or take a single class, this online program offers you the opportunity to study with award-winning professors and national or international professional filmmakers at the top of their field. You’ll find classes in general and specialized filmmaking, screenwriting, film theory, film criticism, and other subjects.
Communication and English Double Major 18'
I think media literacy is really important. That’s something that Film Studies teaches you how to do, being critical about the media you are taking in. Being able to learn about film not only through production but through taking Spanish Cinema or Comparative Literature gives me a more holistic understanding of the field.