The Capstone in Film and Media Studies is a four credit course. The course is taken over the fall and the spring semester of senior year and is required in order to complete the Film and Media Studies Minor. Students take FMST 400: Capstone in Film and Media Studies (3 credits) in the fall and FMST 401: Capstone in Film and Media Studies II (1 credit) in the spring.
The Capstone is an opportunity for students to explore their own interests in the field of Film and Media Studies. FMST 400: Capstone in Film and Media Studies leads students through the necessary stages of choosing a dynamic working group, conceptualizing a capstone topic, choosing a project advisor, and planning a research strategy in order to make the time devoted to the capstone in the spring semester as efficient and productive as possible. In FMST 401: Capstone in Film and Media Studies II, students work individually or on groups to actualize their research.
The capstone projects are evaluated by the professor of FMST 401 and the student's advisor. It is the student’s responsibility to find an advisor who will guide them through their capstone research. A list of core Faculty members in the FMST program can be found here.
Below are "Man" and "Conduit" from the 2016 capstone class and "Bird & Tree" from the 2015 capstone class. Also featured below are Sarah Moore’s documentary “Moving Forward, Looking Back” completed in 2014 and Andres Figueredo's short narrative "Muse" completed in 2013. To see other examples of student work you can visit our Vimeo site or click here.