Film and New Media Studies

With the ubiquity of online journalism, surge in streaming services, explosion of audiobooks and podcasts, rising readership of comics and graphic novels, and growth of branded content, it’s an exciting time to major in film and media. Explore cinematic history, examine media ethics, or challenge yourself with an unfamiliar genre or new behind-the-scenes skill. You’ll write, shoot, and edit short films, bring computer games to life, and learn how to engage an audience. The collaborative, project-based nature of our program means bonds with your peers and professors are part of your Wheaton storyline.



95% of Film and New Media Studies majors from the past five years have found employment or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *

of Film and New Media Studies majors

Recent Graduates

Sample First Jobs

  • Assistant Social Media Editor, Refinery29
  • Production Assistant, Comedy Central
  • Producer, Boston City TV
  • Video Editor, ION Media Networks
  • West Coast Page, NBCUniversal

Sample Graduate School

  • University of Maine

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 71% for the classes of 2014-2018

Recent student internships

The Wheaton Edge offers experiences beyond the classroom.

Emma Skakel

2020, Film and New Media Studies

Davis International Fellowship

Nordhavn Coffee Roasters, Copenhagen, Denmark

This was a rewarding experience where I learned that the amount of effort I put in is directly proportional to what I get out of it.

Candice Appiah

2021, Economics, Film and New Media Studies

The Karman Family Internship Fund

ICONTV, New York, NY

My summer internship experience at ICONTV allowed me to see ways in which my majors could be compatible outside of coursework. I assisted with medium-scale event coordination and gained experience with multimedia production, social media marketing and Adobe Creative applications.

Nathan Amaral

2021, Film and New Media Studies

Wheaton Edge Fellowship

Steer Digital Media, Providence, RI

This internship provided me with valuable professional experience in filmmaking, the opportunity to work with clients and exposure to a successful film production business from within. This experience, combined with my Wheaton education, will serve as a springboard to my intended career.

Tala Kayyali

2020, Film and New Media Studies

Merit Scholarship

Animus Studios, Providence, RI

My experiences with this internship allowed me to explore the real-life applications of my education, and what skills I should develop further and capitalize on.


Alberto Bianchi

Associate Professor of Italian Studies

Kenneth Bray

Professor of the Practice of Business and Management

Claire Buck

Professor of English, Emeritus

C.C. Chapman

Professor of the Practice of Business and Management

Talitha Espiritu

Associate Professor of English; Co-Coordinator, Journalism Studies Minor

Michael B. Gousie

Professor of Computer Science

Patrick Johnson

Associate Professor of Film and New Media

Karen Knighton

Visiting Assistant Professor of Visual Art

Lisa Lebduska

Professor of English, Director of College Writing

Mark D. LeBlanc

Department Chair and Professor of Computer Science

Tessa C. Lee

Associate Professor of German; Chair, German Studies

Sarah Leventer

Professor of the Practice of Film and New Media

Ellen McBreen

Professor and Chair History of Art; Coordinator of Design

Karen McCormack

Professor of Sociology; Co-coordinator, Journalism Studies, Associate Provost for Academic Administration and Faculty Affairs

Leah Niederstadt

Associate Professor of Museum Studies, History of Art; Curator of the Permanent Collection; Chair, Department of Anthropology

Adam Pachter

Visiting Instructor of Film and New Media Studies

Francoise Rosset

Associate Professor of Russian; Chair of Russian Department; Women's & Gender Studies Program Coordinator; Global Literary Studies Program Co-coordinator

Ann Sears

Professor of Music; Chair, Music Department

Josh Stenger

Professor and Chair of Film and New Media

Robert Stokowy

Visiting Instructor of Film and New Media Studies

Jonathan David Walsh

Professor of French Studies; Chairman, French Studies Department