Upcoming Events

  • April 24
    Re-opening Night, Shakespeare in Hollywood, 8:00 p.m., Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall. For reservations, call the Theater Box Office @ 240-895-4243 or email boxoffice@smcm.edu. cost: FREE with faculty, student, SMCM staff ID.
  • April 25-27
    Final three performances, Shakespeare in Hollywood, 8:00 p.m. evenings, 2:00 p.m. matinee, Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall. For reservations, call the Theater Box Office @ 240-895-4243 or email boxoffice@smcm.edu. cost: $.
  • May 2
    Last day of regularly scheduled classes.
  • May 7
    TFMS Night, 8:00 p.m., a celebration of students' work in theater, performance, and film/media, Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall. Free and open to the public.

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TFMS Alumni
Where Are They Now?

Megan Rippey

Megan Rippey (class of 2008, B.A. women, gender, and sexuality studies, minor in theater studies) recently completed her M.F.A. in acting at the California Institute of the Arts (class of 2013).

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Checklist: Film and Media Studies Major

DANCING 2004: a faculty-student dance concertStudents should use this checklist as a recommended framework for completing the requirements of the film and media studies major. (For more information about the film and media studies curriculum and about course offerings in TFMS, visit the College Catalog.)

1. By Spring Semester of Sophomore Year

A. Completed:

1. At least 20 credit hours of course work in the department; includes the following courses:

  • TFMS 130: Idea into Performance
  • TFMS 200: Theater in History or TFMS 300: Modern Theater
  • TFMS 220: Introduction to Film and Media Studies
  • TFMS 221: Film and Media Production Modes
  • TFMS 228: Media Production I

B. Obtained an adviser in TFMS (unless a double major, and an adviser has been selected from another field of study)

C. Declared a TFMS major, film and media studies focus

2. By Spring Semester of Junior Year

A. Completed:

1. At least 16 credit hours (or more) of course work in the film and media studies focus area

2. Satisfactory work on at least one major theater production in a position of responsibility. Students must enroll in TFMS 370: Studio (zero credit, pass/fail) in order to satisfy this requirement.

B. Optional: Submission of St. Mary's Project proposal, if planning to begin work in the coming fall semester.

  • Students planning to undertake a St. Mary's Project (SMP) must submit a formal proposal that will fulfill the department and College guidelines for an SMP to their mentor no later than the eighth week of the semester preceding the academic year during which the work will begin.

3. By Fall Semester of Senior Year

A. If planning to attend graduate school after graduation from St. Mary's:

1. Begin writing/submitting applications to graduate schools of choice (M.F.A. applicants should schedule auditions or portfolio presentations)

2. Register for GRE (Graduate Record Examination), if necessary

B. Optional: St. Mary's Project (TFMS 493/494) (must be completed by spring semester)

4. By Spring Semester of Senior Year

A. Completed:

Additional credit hours to satisfy requirements for graduation as a film and media studies major (12 credit hours, or fewer), including completion of a St. Mary's Project (if chosen to undertake one)

B. Satisfied all requirements for graduation from St. Mary's

5. Fall Semester of Each Year

TFMS Open House (mandatory for declared TFMS majors)

6. Spring Semester of Each Year

TFMS Night (optional)

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