Cinema and Media Studies

Our students analyze moving images from every angle. 

Reels of film


You'll explore theories and techniques across multiple media — from dissecting the building blocks of film form to producing and editing your own videography projects — and gain confidence in your craft. And you'll do it in Boston, home to critically-acclaimed films like Good Will Hunting and The Social Network.

Boston ranks in the top 5 US media markets. You'll have countless exciting and rigorous internship and career opportunities at your finger tips. Our students go on to jobs in television, multimedia, web and film-making.


ENGL 195 Art of Film 4
ENGL 221 The Critical Lens: Introduction to Film and Media Theory 4

Three Electives:

AST 307 Black History At the Movies: Truth Telling or Story Telling 4
AST 388 Black Popular Culture & the Education of Black Youth 4
ART 138 The Poetry of Photography 4
ART 139 Color Photography CSI 4
ART 232 Advanced Digital Workshop 4
ART 237 Advanced Black and White Photography 4
ART 239 Art of the Real: Documentary Photography 4
ART 256 Approaches in Contemporary Photography 4
ART 249 History of Photography 4
MUS 165 Music in Film 4
CHIN 214 Contemporary Chinese Cinema 4
COMM 120 Communications Media 4
COMM 121 Visual Communication 4
COMM 124 Media, Messages and Society 4
COMM 163 Radio Operations and Performance 4
COMM 220 Video Production 4
COMM 222 Animation 4
COMM 246 Digital Imaging for Design 4
COMM 262 Media Convergence 4
COMM 263 Broadcast, Narrowcast, Interactivity 4
ENGL 327 Race and Gender Psychoanalytical Discourse 4
ENGL 354 Studies in Film Genre 4
ENGL 398 Feminist Media Studies 4
FREN 314 Topics in French Cinema 4
HIST 254 History Through Novels & Film 4
HIST 329 Film and History Representation 4
HIST 374 Modern U.S. History: Digital Humanities 4
PHIL 152 Philosopy Through Literature and Film 4
PHIL 225 Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Information Technology 4
SPAN 314 Hispanic Culture As Seen Through Film 4

So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a you're ready to apply! Let's get started.

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Our Faculty

Professor Edie Bresler

Edie Bresler

  • Professor of Practice and Director of the Photography Program