New tenants announced for Barnum Hall as renovations begin

Barnum Hall, currently vacant after the relocation of the Department of Biology to the Science and Engineering Complex in fall 2017, will be filled by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life (Tisch College) and the Department of Film and Media Studies (FMS) in summer 2019, at the conclusion of ongoing renovations. The renovations, which began […]

Senior Profile: Nora Nord is telling women’s stories with her traveling camera

Ask Nora Nord what she’s working on right now, and you’ll get a list so long that you’re bound to forget the beginning by the end. The senior from Oslo, Norway seems to have a hand in every type of visual project possible. Nora arrived late to our meeting, immaculately dressed with a camera in […]

Drama and Dance Professor of the Practice collaborates with students, enriches studies

The Film and Media Studies (FMS) program at Tufts might be new, having graduated its inaugural class in May, but the experiences students can cultivate within it are unique. Classes such as Producing for Film, taught by Department of Drama and Dance Professor of the Practice Jennifer Burton, provide valuable opportunities that streamline the transition from academic to professional work due in part […]

David Bordwell visits campus to discuss 1940s Hollywood

On Monday, prolific film scholar David Bordwell of the University of Wisconsin-Madison delivered a lecture about experimentation in storytelling techniques in 1940s Hollywood films. The talk, titled “The Switcheroo Tradition: Narrative Innovations in 1940s Hollywood,” was held in Olin Hall and was preceded by a screening of “The Locket” (1946). It was the final installment of […]

Anderson Cooper shares personal path, opinions on media at 11th Murrow Forum

Television journalist Anderson Cooper visited the Hill yesterday as the speaker for the 11th annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism. Former television host and the CEO of Loews Hotels & Resorts Jonathan Tisch (LA ’76) interviewed Cooper before the event was opened to questions from the massive audience that was packed into Cohen Auditorium. Honoring legendary broadcast journalist Edward R. […]

Alumni speak about media industry, careers at annual ‘On the Air’ event

The Film and Media Studies (FMS) program and the Career Center hosted the annual “On the Air: Media Careers for the Networked Generation” event, where Tufts alumni spoke about their careers in the media industry, last Friday afternoon. The event featured a keynote panel, two panel sessions and an opportunity for students and alumni to mingle and […]

New Film and Media Studies program grows, holds official launch

Over 20 students have declared majors in the new Film and Media Studies (FMS) major since the beginning of the school year. The official launch of the new program was celebrated in the Tisch Library and Ballou Hall on Oct. 30 and featured workshops for students and opportunities to engage with alumni. According to FMS Program Director Julie […]

Film and Media Studies major to be offered this fall

The new Film and Media Studies (FMS) major will be open to students this fall as an expansion of the Communications and Media Studies (CMS) minor. According to FMS Co-Director Malcom Turvey, all of the courses offered in CMS are still available in the 12-course FMS major. The major will include core courses taught by Turvey, such as “Art […]