Film and Media Studies
The Film and Media Studies Minor provides an introduction to the discipline through education in the histories, theories, cultures, and aesthetics of film. Students learn the language of film in order to improve their creative and critical skills, whether their goals are production, writing, or working in the distribution and exhibition side of the media industries.
Courses provide students with knowledge of films from different time periods, global locations, and forms ranging from narrative, to experimental, and documentary, as well as other media such as television and games. In addition to the core courses, which build a strong foundation in the discipline, students may take courses based on their areas of interest, including video essay production, genres such as the Western, or topical courses such as Women Filmmakers.
Radio, TV & Film
The Radio/TV/Film (formerly Broadcasting) unit at East Tennessee State University prepares students for careers in the radio, television and film industry, and provides a foundation for future growth and career development in research, programming, writing, directing, producing, managing and ownership of the nation’s electronic and entertainment media.
With a degree in Media and Communication, you gain real-world experience using the
same software and equipment the pros use.
In addition to the cultivation of artistic and practical skills, the program emphasizes history, law and ethics of electronic media and a broad knowledge of the social, economic, and cultural problems of the society it serves. Students receive hands-on experience by working in the department's student-operated radio and television stations, laboratories and approved internships.