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"The most exciting thing about UWW is the variety of people in our courses...we all want to continue our education." -UWW student

film and media studies

advance your career in today's ever-changing film and media landscape

Film and media pervade every aspect of our lives- our families and schools; our communities and politics; our workplaces and careers. More than ever, we need film and media professionals who are prepared to think critically and lead with integrity. 

At UMass UWW you can finish your bachelor's degree online with a focus in film and media studies and position yourself for advancement within this rapidly evolving field.

Whether you work in film and media, or have a passion for the subject, UMass UWW will provide you with the theoretical foundation and applied skills you need to enhance your career within a host of dynamic professions, including film and video production, distribution, exhibition, and editing, digital and new media, TV and radio, public relations, film and media criticism, arts journalism, arts management, and more. 

And best of all, our flexible degree completion program gives you the opportunity to bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work and life experience. This accelerates your degree and saves you money. 

award-winner instructors. film and media studies courses you need. 

You will study with award winning instructors and professional filmmakers at the top of their fields through a wide range of academic departments, including Film Studies, Communication, Journalism, and Arts Management. 

Course topics include: filmmaking, digital narrative production, screenwriting, TV pilot script, visual storytelling, media programming and institutions, media literacy, film theory, film criticism, media representation of sex and race, media and education, public relations, news writing and reporting, social media, film and TV law, and more.  

looking for a certificate?

Already have a bachelor's? Looking for a certificate? UMass Amherst also offers an Online Certificate in Film Studies. Same outstanding courses, faster completion. 

a great film and media education. credit and support you deserve. 

The University Without Walls (UWW) is an academic major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst designed to help adults just like you complete your first bachelor's degree online at a world-class public university.

At UMass UWW, you can design your own program of study in film and media, bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work & life experience, and finish your bachelor's degree online without ever having to come to campus. Or take advantage of blended and on-campus courses. 

time tested, custom-built for adults like you. 

For over 45 years, UMass UWW has been serving adult students like you. We understand the daily challenges you face balancing work, family and community responsibilities, and are committed to providing flexible options and outstanding one-on-one support from your first class through graduation.

Contact us to learn why so many adults choose UMass UWW to finish their bachelor's degrees with a focus in film and media studies.