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Film and Media Arts

Film and Media Arts

Find an inclusive and collaborative community of student storytellers, practitioners and scholars in DePauw’s Film and Media Arts Program. In close collaboration with your peers and faculty, develop rich analytical, production and screenwriting skills that enable you to work with storytelling technologies in a multidisciplinary and diverse arts and media industry. Through exposure to diverse production experiences, develop your own critical, cultural and artistic voice.


Victoria de Dios ’23

Film studies was not only the place I found myself happiest, but also the most intellectually challenged. -Victoria de Dios ’23

Areas of Study


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Internships students have participated in:

  • Black Media Digital Productions, Cape Town, South Africa

  • Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, Utah

  • Saturday Night Live, NYC

  • Cinelou Films, Chicago

  • BRIC TV, Brooklyn

  • Exclusive Media, L.A.

  • African Film Festival, NYC

  • Paskal Rudnicke Casting Inc., Chicago

  • ABC Studios, Hollywood

Graduate Programs

Graduate schools students have attended:

  • University of Southern California

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • DePaul University

  • Columbia College

  • Temple University

  • Indiana University

  • University of Iowa

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  • Seth Friedman, Ph.D., Indiana University. Research interests: film and television studies, genre, cultural studies, and reception studies.
  • Cheira Lewis, Ph.D., Florida State University. Research interests: contemporary French and Francophone film, world cinema, postcolonial and cultural studies.
  • Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, Ph.D., Indiana University. Research interests: media industries, television and film studies, cultural studies, the politics of representation, and podcasting.
  • Jordan Sjol, Ph.D., Duke University. Research interests: screenwriting and film production; critical theory, film theory, and media theory; genre and adaptation.
  • Chris(tine) White, MFA, New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Artistic and research interests: screenwriting, playwriting, fiction writing, gender and sexuality, and nature and climate change.
  • Victoria Wiet, Ph.D., Columbia University. Research interests: performing arts (theatre and film) in modern Britain, history of sexuality, and feminist and queer theory.
  • Karin Wimbley, Ph.D., University of Chicago. Research interests: African American film and literature, the politics of representation, and black cultural production and aesthetics.
  • Dahee Yun, MFA, Syracuse University. Artistic and research interests: film production, immigrants, diaspora, animals, nature, climate change, and feminist theory.