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Film and Media Studies Program Records

Call Number: UA082

Scope and Contents

This collection contains annual reports, invitations, audiovisual materials, and student films from the Film and Media Studies Program.


  • 1989 -- 2020


Language of Materials



This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University. Some student films are only open for mediated access due to copyright restrictions.


This collection is organized into four series: Communications and Media Studies Program, annual reports; Invitations; Audiovisual materials; and COVID-eo film festival student films.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

2.32 Gigabytes

11 Digital Object(s)

Biographical / Historical

In 1982, the Communications Cluster was founded within the Experimental College at Tufts University. The cluster was developed in response to student demand and the perceived need to develop an "academic emphasis on communications and media." It was dubbed the Communications and Media Studies (CMS) program in 1985 and won approval as an interdisciplinary minor in 1996. In 2015, the CMS program was expanded and renamed to become the Film and Media Studies program.

The Film and Media Studies (FMS) program at Tufts University is an interdisciplinary program designed to educate Tufts students about the art and social impact of film, television, and other modern media within a liberal arts curriculum. FMS emphasizes the importance of media literacy in an era in which knowledge about people and events comes primarily from mass and social media sources. The program can be undertaken as a major or a minor, with all students required to complete Art of the Moving Image as part of their studies. The program also offers options to engage in a Senior Honors Thesis and a Film and Media Production Sequence.

Processing status

This collection is processed.

Processing Information

Steven Gentry, Archives and Reference Assistant, processed this collection at the folder-level in January 2018 under the direction of Adrienne Pruitt, Collections Management Archivist. The COVID-eo film festival student films were processed by Jane Kelly, Records and Accesioning Archivist, in June 2021.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States