Interdepartmental Inquiry Combined With Multicultural Exploration

The Film, Television and Interactive Media program focuses on analysis of film style and content, film history, the relationships between cinema and culture, and the creative aspects of film production.

The program curriculum is designed to provide a broad overview of the history of the moving image, develop expertise in cinematic style and cultural meaning, lend theoretical sophistication to an understanding of the moving image, and ensure some appreciation of the practical and technical side of motion picture production.

You will develop an awareness of cinema as a complex narrative form and as an art. We want you to learn the rhetorical and syntactical conventions of moving images and how this language has developed historically. We help you master film, television and interactive media from both the theoretical and practical perspectives.


Margaret Scheinman Prize in Film Production

The Program in Film, Television and Interactive Media wishes to announce prizes in film production.  Any undergraduate in good standing at Brandeis University may submit an entry of no shorter than 7 and no longer than 12 minutes, inclusive of credits.  These films may not have been created at other institutions or for commercial use. One entry is allowed per student. The Margaret Scheinman award is $3500 for first place, with additional cash prizes also offered. Students should upload their submissions for consideration by Monday, March 23, 2020 to the Scheinman Prize Google Drive folder.  Please direct any questions about the prize to Professor Alice Kelikian, Program Chair.