Home / About / Academic Program Areas / Film and Media Studies

Film and Media Studies

The Film and Media Studies program distinguishes itself with three major curricular objectives:

  1. Convergence: The media arts of radio, television, recorded music, film, digital media, the Internet, and video games are commonly studied as independent disciplines. Our program provides a more comprehensive approach to learning. While it is important to understand the history of film as an art form, for instance, it is also important to understand it in relation to television and digital media. We are committed to integrating the study of such media convergence, both as units within courses and through the design of several new courses entirely devoted to that phenomenon.
  2. Integration: Film and Media Studies integrates the theory and practice of media study in the digital era. Visual literacy in the media arts involves a working knowledge of digital media and software. Scholars and artists now use many of the same tools. Critics, theorists, historians and all media scholars must be fluent with state-of-the-art computer software programs. To this end, some of our courses integrate media labs with lectures and discussions, some offer students the opportunity to do digital projects rather than traditional written research papers, and some are entirely distance learning.
  3. Professionalism: The program's student and faculty actively engage in mutually beneficial dialogue with the film, media and entertainment industries. We believe that highly successful industry professionals have much to contribute toward helping us to best prepare our students for successful careers. Our teaching and research has much to offer the industry in terms of understanding the significant social and cultural impact of the media arts.


Prospective and current undergraduate and graduate students can learn more about the Film and Media Studies program and internships on this website or on our YouTube site: http://www.youtube.com/asufilm

Undergraduate degree  Graduate degree  Minors and Certificates

Film and Media Studies Guest Speaker Series 

Support Film and Media Studies

Aaron Baker
Ross-Blakley Hall 370 PO Box 871401
Christopher Bradley
Senior Lecturer MY

Professor Bradley teaches Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Screenwriting in Film and Media Studies, as well as Hollywood Film History.

Ross-Blakley Hall 328 PO Box 871401
Aviva Dove-Viebahn
Assistant Professor

Dove-Viebahn's diverse interests include television and new media; gender, race, and representation in popular culture; community formation; and the role of the spectator in our digital age.

RBHL 368 English Department
Sarah Florini
Associate Professor

Florini holds a doctorate in communication and culture from Indiana University. Her research focuses on the intersection of emerging media, Black American cultural production, and racial politics.

Ross-Blakley Hall 247 PO Box 871401
Lisa Han
Assistant Professor

Han's research interests include new media, environmental media and critical infrastructure studies.

RBHL 111 1102 S McAllister Ave
Julia Himberg
Director of Film and Media Studies, Associate Professor

Himberg's research interest include television, digital media, gender, sexuality, queer theory, industry studies, consumer culture, advertising, and market research.

Ross-Blakley Hall 167 PO Box 871401
Michelle Martinez

Martinez is an instructor for in the Film and Media Studies program at ASU..

Ross-Blakley Hall 205AA PO Box 871401
Stacey Moran
Asst Professor

Moran's current research investigates how methods in the physical sciences provide a foothold for thinking about the materiality of knowledge production in feminist theory and practice.

Katherine Morrissey
Assistant Professor

Morrissey research focuses on representations of female desire across popular culture, production networks, and the impacts of digitization on creative communities.


Pauline Hope Cheong, Ph.D. - Media Tech; Culture; Minority & Disadvantaged Communities.

Julie Codell, Ph.D. - Gender & Race; Aesthetics; Global Cinema.

Daniel Gilfillan, Ph.D. - Film Narrative; Sound Culture; German Cinema.

Karen Kuo, Ph.D. - Representation of Asian Americans in Film and Literature.

Karen Leong, Ph.D. - Race, Gender and Nation; Asian American Identity.

COVID-19 information

Latest updates  |  Coronavirus FAQ page  |  Vaccine FAQ page