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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Film and Media Studies

Whether you work in film and media already or have a passion for the subject and want to kickstart a career, this bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies online with a focus in film and media studies prepares you to think critically and lead with integrity within this rapidly evolving field. 

Through the UWW Degree Completion Program, you can tailor this degree with online courses in 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.   

Program Benefits 

  • You’re in the Driver’s Seat: Design your own degree concentration through your perfect mix of 100% online courses, and optional blended and on-campus offerings to fit your busy life. Plus, most of our courses are asynchronous, meaning you can complete them on your schedule. 
  • Accelerate Your Degree: Bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and life and work experience to accelerate your degree, saving you time and money. 
  • Cross Disciplinary Boundaries: Craft your individualized degree concentration to suit your goals and interests, from taking online courses in political science to focusing on history to help prepare to create political or historical documentaries. 

Your Future in Film and Media 

With an Interdisciplinary Studies degree with a focus in film and media, you will develop 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.

Flexible, Cross-Disciplinary Courses

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, Marketing, and more. 

To give you an idea of the types of online film and media studies and related courses that you could choose from, here is a sampling offered over the past few years.