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Welcome to Media Studies

Media Studies is a cooperative program with the other Claremont Colleges that teaches the production, theory, history, and social context of the visual media including film, video, photography, and digital technologies. Our production courses are not oriented toward traditional narrative film or television; rather they stress “independent” narrative forms, video art, documentary, community-based and activist media. The Media Studies component of the program utilizes theoretical and historical models which link different academic disciplines and eliminate boundaries separating media theory from media production.

The courses cover a variety of topics, and they reflect a commitment to social diversity and to intercultural and interdisciplinary understanding. They link film, video, photography, and digital technologies to such disciplines as art, anthropology, sociology, political studies, world literature, and women’s studies.

The three tracks for Media Studies are:

  • Film/Video
  • Digital/Electronic Media
  • Critical Studies
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