Department of Film and Media Studies
Created in 1985, the Film Studies program at Emory has five full-time and two part-time faculty members who are widely published and who teach a broad range of courses with a strong commitment to individualized education. The curriculum is comparable to that of the best small programs at private liberal arts universities across the country and offers a unique opportunity for graduate and undergraduate film study in a major urban center of more than two million people.
Film studies courses are taught in the multimedia-equipped classrooms of White Hall, which provide facilities for 35mm and 16mm projection and video and laserdisc projection, as well as superior sound systems for lecture, discussion and screening sessions. Seminars are taught in the Rich Memorial Building, which is comparably equipped. Located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library, the Heilbrun Music and Media Library holds more than one hundred 16mm feature films, has several thousand narrative, documentary, experimental and other titles on DVD, laserdisc, and videotape. The Heilbrun also provides extensive viewing facilities, including a state-of-the-art, acoustically treated room with a large screen television for analyzing such materials.
The Film Studies Department hosts the Cinematheque Film Series, a weekly 35mm film series on Wednesday nights at 7:30 in White Hall 205, as well as a number of special screenings and guest speakers throughout the academic year.