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Film & Media

Read below to learn how the Muse Scholars have engaged with film & media both inside and outside the classroom through attendance at special events, personal film projects and more.



Muse Scholars have had the opportunity to attend screenings by renowned filmmakers as well as participate in discussions about their craft. During the Spring 2012 semester, Chantal Akerman (photo, left), the Michael & Irene Ross Distinguished Visiting Professor of Film and Video and Jewish Studies at the City College of New York, talked with Muse Scholars and other students about her creative process and showed excerpts of her films. The event was organized by Film & Media Prof. Ivone Margulies, an Akerman scholar and author of Nothing Happens: Chantal Akerman's Hyperrealist Everyday, who led the discussion with Film & Media Prof. Joe McElhaney.

Also during the Spring 2012 semester, Muse Scholars heard from filmmaker Stephen Maing who screened and discussed High Tech, Low Life (photo, right), his documentary about the rise and struggles of two Chinese "citizen journalists." Based in New York, Maing is a Fellow of the Sundance Documentary Institute and Independent Feature Project Labs programs and a grant recipient of the MacArthur Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Independent Television Service.


Muse in the News - Film & Media

Rachel Tiedemann (Class of '16) spent a summer working on the independent film Very Good Girls starring Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Boyd Holbrook, Clark Gregg and Demi Moore.

A Film Production major and an aspiring writer and director, Tiedemann has also written and directed several of her own short films, which can be found on her  Youtube channel.


Co-Curricular Activities

Clubs and groups

Join WHCS College Radio, the Japanese Media Club, Cult Magazine, or another organization that caters to those interested in making or commenting on film & media. Use Hunter's Student Group Management System to find the club that best meets your interests.



Learn more about internships in the arts by visiting the Office of the Arts online at

You can also find out about upcoming auditions and dance internships by contacting the Department of Film & Media or Internship Coordinator Paula Wicklow (212-771-4850) in the office of Career Development Services.


Academic Study

Film & Media Studies students have two degree paths to choose from: Film majors study film history, theory and production; Media Studies majors study critical media analysis while engaging in creative practice using a mix of contemporary media forms.

In addition to distinguished faculty, students have access to television studios as well as labs for film and television editing, web design and journalism.

Degrees Offered:
BA in Film, BA in Media Studies, MFA in Integrated Media Arts