Film and New Media Studies

Designed in the liberal arts tradition and for the 21st century, Wheaton’s Film and New Media Studies Program emphasizes:

  • Understanding the past, participating in the present and preparing for the future;
  • Critical thinking, computational thinking and creative innovation;
  • The integration of curricular and co-curricular learning experiences;
  • Project and participation-based learning;
  • Developing skills, knowledge and literacies that will help achieve academic and professional success;
  • Thoughtful engagement with a diverse range of views, cultures, traditions and people;
  • Opportunities to study abroad and to participate in summer internships.



Alberto Bianchi

Associate Professor of Italian Studies

Kenneth Bray

Visiting Instructor of Business and Management

Claire Buck

Professor of English; Coordinator, Women's & Gender Studies

Nihal Çelik

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

C.C. Chapman

Visiting Instructor 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 Filmmaking

Karen Knighton

Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art

Lisa Lebduska

Professor of English, Director of College Writing

Mark D. LeBlanc

Professor of Computer Science

Tessa C. Lee

Associate Professor of German; Chair, German Studies

Sarah Leventer

Visiting Assistant Professor of Film and New Media Studies

Ellen McBreen

Associate Professor of the History of Art

Karen McCormack

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Co-coordinator, Journalism Studies

Leah Niederstadt

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

Francoise Rosset

Associate Professor of Russian; Chair of Russian Department

Ann Sears

Professor of Music; Chair, Music Department

Josh Stenger

Associate Professor of Film Studies and English; Hannah Goldberg Chair in Teaching Innovation; Founding Coordinator, Film and New Media Studies

Jonathan David Walsh

Professor of French Studies


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.


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