Film and Media Arts

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The Division of Film and Media Arts is located in the Umphrey Lee Building, which houses faculty offices; classrooms; audio, video and film production and media support areas.

Students work and study in nonlinear video editing labs, graphics labs storage and equipment checkout, digital audio editing rooms, a recording studio, an audio mixing suite, viewing rooms, a seminar room and production classrooms.

Two additional screening classrooms equipped for film, video and DVD projection are located in the Greer Garson Theatre Building, and a shooting stage is located in McFarlin Auditorium.

Owen Arts Center

The Owen Arts Center from Bishop Boulevard

Public art and performance spaces within the Owen Arts Center include Caruth Auditorium, Bob Hope Theatre, Greer Garson Theatre, Margo Jones Theatre, O’Donnell Lecture-Recital Hall, Sharp Studio, Taubman Atrium and the Doolin Gallery. Students participate in lectures, film screenings, set construction and music lessons and take advantage of opportunities to form relationships and collaborations across many art forms. Learn more about the Owen Arts Center

Jones Film and Video Collection

The G. William Jones Film and Video Collection, a part of the Hamon Arts Library holdings, is housed in the Greer Garson Theatre's 3,800-square-foot climate-controlled storage vault. The Collection's primary purpose is to support education through the study, preservation and presentation of moving images. The Collection was founded in 1970 and was originally known as the Southwest Film/Video Archives. In 1995, the Collection was renamed in memory of its founder, the late Dr. G. William Jones. Learn more about the Jones Film and Video Collection

Umphrey Lee Center

The Umphrey Lee Center, located off the main quad on the west side of campus, is home to four award-winning Meadows School communications divisions: Communication Studies, Journalism, the Temerlin Advertising Institute, and Film and Media Arts. Learn more about the Umphrey Lee Center

Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts

Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Classes (See Catalog)


Owen Fine Arts Center

Jones Film and Video Collection

Umphrey Lee Center

Faculty and Staff

Summer Film Production

Student Opportunities



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