Cinema and Media Studies

Welcome to Wellesley College's Cinema and Media Studies Program


The Cinema and Media Studies program (CAMS) offers an innovative, interdisciplinary major and minor focused on the history, theory, and practice of audio-visual media, in their historical countenances and emerging forms. CAMS engages with audio-visual media, from the dominant forms of the last century, still photography, film and television, through today’s digital practices. An innovative feature of the major is that we expect students to be conversant in both theory and production. Students in the program come to understand theory through practice, and practice through theory while also expanding their knowledge and expertise in various media industries, from Hollywood to Asia, from European national cinemas to those of Africa and Latin America.