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School of Communication, Film, and Media Studies

The School of Communication, Film, and Media Studies (SCFMS) is a new academic unit in the College of Arts and Sciences. The school brings together the undergraduate majors of Communication, the Digital Media Collaborative, Film and Media Studies, and Public Relations, as well as three graduate programs, two minors, and several certificates. 

SCFMS offers options for those wishing to pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The school offers a diverse array of courses, student groups, leadership opportunities, scholarships, study abroad trips, internships, the possibility to co-op, exciting events, alumni mentorship, undergraduate research opportunities, and much more. Our research-based learning environment places an emphasis on the importance of critical thinking, hands-on learning, ethics, and social impact.

Our acclaimed and award-winning faculty create an environment where theory and practice meet to provide our students a skill set that will help them stand out on the job or succeed in continuing their education. 

The SCFMS will provide critical and applied training experience for students as they study communication, film, media, and culture expressed in a variety of messages, texts, products, and platforms. The SCFMS’ multiple degree programs and certificates will focus on intersections between theory and criticism, production, and social impact. 

The SCFMS will serve as a hub that facilitates interdisciplinary research and creative activity among faculty members and students across the college, incorporating humanities and social sciences approaches to Communication and media studies. 

We invite you to learn more about our school and reach out with questions.

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Three A&S alumni to be highlighted at 10th annual Onyx & Ruby...

February 9, 2024

UC will be celebrating alumni excellence at the 10th Onyx & Ruby Gala on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, hosted by the African American Alumni Affiliate. This black-tie affair, a highlight of the UC Alumni Association's annual events, recognizes the achievements of Black alumni, faculty, staff, and students, awarding them with prestigious honors.

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Connecticut Public Radio: A look at how 2024 was imagined

January 29, 2024

The time is 2024 and society as we know it is breaking down. This was the prediction of Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006). is her 1993 fiction novel: "The Parable of the Sower." UC speculative fiction expert Cassandra Jones joined a panel of speculative fiction experts to talk about Butler's book and the similarities to today.

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WVXU: Ohio social media law heads to court

January 19, 2024

A new law in Ohio that would require parental consent to use social media platforms is being challenged in court. UC's children's media expert Nancy Jennings says more education and digital literacy would solve some of the issues cited in the law.

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