USF’s Film Studies program emphasizes a creative approach to film and video production, challenging you to find your voice while constructing unique, engaging stories.
USF’s Department of Media Studies offers students a liberal arts-based program in media analysis and media production. Combining theory and practice, students learn how to analyze, deconstruct, and critique media texts and institutions and how to create, share, and collaborate using various forms of media. This program of study, located in multicultural and media-rich San Francisco, provides students with dynamic opportunities to study and create media.
Our students develop their media production skills by working on media projects all over San Francisco Bay Area, in the USF media lab, in internships for non-profits and media-related companies in the bay area, or in voluntary work on campus at the San Francisco Foghorn, USFtv, and KUSF.
How do media and culture reflect struggles in society between competing individuals and groups? In what ways do Pop cultures, like Laffing Sal from the old San Francisco amusement park Playland at the Beach or the murals of the Mission District, struggle against Elite cultures, such as classic ”fine art” paintings at the art museum?
Our lab provides state-of-the-art video and audio production and editing facilities to students enrolled in production courses in the Media Studies Department.