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Film and Television Studies
  • Student to faculty ratio: 11:1
  • Typical class size: 20-25
  • Fisher family:1

Film and Television Studies

Here’s your chance to examine some of your favorite forms of popular culture from an academic standpoint through Fisher’s film and television studies minor.

This program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of these visual media, incorporating history, theory, and practice. Courses in American studies, political science, English, and women and gender studies are offered as elective choices.

As a film and television studies minor, you may have the opportunity to apply to Syracuse University's L.A. (SULA) Semester. Participants work part-time as interns in various media companies while studying and living in the heart of California's entertainment industry.

Program Overview

The program curriculum focuses on the history of film and television, the craft of production, and film and video theory. By uniting these approaches, you come to recognize how visual texts produce meaning across social, cultural, technological, and historical contexts.

You will study past, current, and probable future masters of each form; discuss the merits of new and established approaches to visual material; and put your abilities to the test through production/screenwriting practices.

Life After Fisher

The curriculum is designed to prepare you for a number of exciting careers such as:

  • Film/video production assistant
  • Film, television, or video producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film or television critic

Film and television studies at Fisher offers students a program that joins history, theory, and practice. Fisher grads who participate in the film and television studies minor can then pursue careers in writing, production, or academia. ”


Todd Sodano
  • Dr. Todd Sodano
  • Associate Professor, Media and Communication

In my advanced production class, we produced a pilot episode of a TV show. I was a producer. I enjoy the managing-aspect of the production; being able to oversee the whole project. It’s very stressful, but I learned a lot. You have to know a little about everything – so you can be involved in every aspect of the show’s development. ”