Carnegie Mellon University
May 06, 2019

CMU Launches Undergraduate Program in Film and Visual Media

By Angela Januzzi

Angela Januzzi

Carnegie Mellon University will offer a bachelor's degree of arts in film and visual media beginning in fall 2019. The program, based in the Department of English, will focus on the critical study of screenwriting and on films as cultural and political texts.

"Over the past decades, in the field of English Studies and in the humanities at large, there has been increasingly more interest in the importance of media and text beyond print — with the moving picture occupying a central place," said Andreea Ritivoi, head of the Department of English.

With courses taught by CMU faculty across several disciplines, including the the History and Modern Languages departments, the program offers a comprehensive education in film and visual media in addition to developing creative, professional and technical competencies.