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Mixed Messages 2020 Graduate Student Showcase is now live!

This semester has been an extremely challenging time for all our students and faculty. In spite of that, however, they were determined to continue their work, and to present some of the best creative interactive, experimental, and multi-platform projects, this time in an online environment.

This work is testimony to our students’ ingenuity and resourcefulness, and to our faculty’s continuous commitment to teaching and mentoring. Even in these trying times, we strive to continue our mission to be at the forefront of new media trends, as well as critical thinking and analysis, showcasing a rich context of imagination, innovation, and social commentary.

Submit your work for the next Ruff Cuts event!
To have your project screened at Ruff Cuts, send what you haveto Rafael Parra,

Produced by Rafael Parra and the graduate students in the School of Media Studies, RUFF CUTSis a series of screening sessions for undergraduate and graduate Media Studies students to exhibit and discuss their media works in progress. 

Presenting students have the opportunity to receive constructive feedback. Media Studies faculty members attend each session and contribute tothe dialogue/critique with the students.

Submit work.

Ruff Cuts Event Dates:
October 23, 2020
November 20, 2020

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2020 Fine Cuts is Live! 
Watch the trailer.

The Fine Cuts 41st annual invitational film show is live for the first time.

Come and explore the outstanding student films selected by a panel of distinguished filmmakers.  
Explore the showcase!


The School of Media Studies will present MA Thesis Presentations online to share and celebrate the research of our thesis students. 

Friday, May 1 2020
4-7pm ET
Via: Zoom


Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM EDT
Featuring the work of:
Sarthak Garg, Leah Rainha Gomes, Nicole Ignacio de Jesus, Gabriella Melaku, Rebecca James, Urvashi Ajmera, Eduardo Amaral, Feilin Gao, Kari Nilsen, Hunter Bushwell, Aalok Rathod

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 | 4:00 - 6:00 PM EDT
Featuring the work of:
Charles Malone, Kimberly Spruill, Nicolas Randle,
Andrea V. Zarczynski, Kushal Phatarpekar, Deborah Odukoya, Alberto José Echeverri Ortiz, Mariella Barcelo, Suelynn Woods, Hillary Richmond


View Capstone Programs:

Fall 2020,  Spring 2020


Kinoscope will run on October 16 2020. 

This is an online screening, students will be provided with a 24 hour pass to view films.


Annual Dorothy Hirshon Artist-in-Residence

ONLINE 6/4 | "The Past is Another Country" Screening of Film

The School of Media Studies is thrilled to announce our Spring 2020 Dorothy H. Hirshon Artist in Residence. 

We will welcome award-winning independent filmmaker Mary Harron. 

Registration is now open for a week-long residency, featuring the theme "The Past is Another Country." 

Learn more about her residency here and register for the public event today!

Visit the TNS Livestream page.


Immediacy encourages graduate, undergraduate, and doctoral students in all media-related fields to use this online forum to test ideas, creatively solve communication problems, and engage in rigorous conceptual analysis of media. Each themed issue is devoted to a deeper examination of a pressing question or problem through experimental, documentary, artistic, narrative, and written forms of expression.




Unprecedented times call for Unprecedented Media. The School of Media Studies is collecting student work made during and in response to the pandemic. 

Submissions are ongoing:

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