Texas Tech University

Film & Media Studies

Film & Media Studies (FMS) offers an innovative and interdisciplinary field of specialization for graduate students earning a doctorate or master's degree in English. Working closely with faculty, you can tailor your degree to fit your interests and professional objectives. Our curriculum fosters critical engagement with aesthetics, cultural and historical knowledge of cinematic forms, and the multiple literacies engaged in reading silent and sound moving-image texts.

There is no denying the impact cinema has had over the last century. Emergent technologies and the “computerization of cinema” promise even brighter horizons to come. What some call the "new M.B.A.," critical studies of film & media reveal significant insight to prevailing social power structures, modes of communication and persuasion, and forms of entertainment. Many graduates of our program are scholars and teachers and all belong to a generation helping to shape 21st-century literacy.

FMS faculty member Dr. Wyatt Phillips introduces a film screening and panel discussion at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies' (SCMS) 2018 annual conference in Toronto.


For more information about the Film and Media emphasis, contact Dr. Scott Baugh via email or call the Department of English at (806) 742-2500.

For general information about graduate study in English at Texas Tech University, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies via email or at (806) 742-2500 ext. 248.