Find your voice, develop your storytelling talents and pursue your vision through the department’s undergraduate programs.
The Electronic Media and Film Department engages a new generation of enthusiastic artists, entertainers and communicators to share media in bold and unconventional new ways. We will inspire you, foster your talents and skills in a nurturing environment and empower you to succeed in an evolving digital world. Expand your knowledge and experiences, shape how you express your ideas and heighten your understanding and awareness of the media and its powerful traditions and exciting future.
Explore the potential of film, video, audio and new media and discover the link between liberal arts and professional training – between theory and practice. Build communities and create partnerships that encourage artistic, social and cultural diversity.
You will become fully aware of the transformative power of the media and your role in responsible civic engagement. You will get first-hand experience through the department-operated HD television studio, an HD cinema and a media laboratory with cameras, lighting and audio equipment, studios, editing/post-production suites and radio production rooms.
Get Hands-on Experience
Towson’s Media Center gives you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in creating your own productions. Take advantage of our Media Labs which provide equipment and space for video, audio, and multimedia production. Pursue an Internship to build vital career experience. Explore the opportunity for Scholarships, the potential to Study Abroad, and the chance to join vibrant Student Organizations.
Your Vision, Your Voice
Learn more about the program from our faculty and students in this video.
Fall Film Series
The 2016 EMF Fall Film Series, now in its 26th year, will interpret the theme of “Politics and Change” through a ten-week presentation of films and discussion from Towson University faculty of various disciplines. In this important election year, we are considering our country’s past and future in a complex and critical manner, and this series will contemplate how our political histories have been considered through popular film.
The series will feature historical dramas based on true events (Good Night and Good Luck, dramatizing the Edward R. Murrow/Joseph McCarthy conflict), acclaimed documentary work (Democrats, Camilla Nielsson’s recent film which chronicles Zimbabwe’s attempt at moving from dictatorship to democracy), and intelligent political satire (Wag the Dog, The Great Dictator), along with stirring Hollywood dramas both classic (Gabriel over the White House) and contemporary (The Hunt for Red October). The series will take place Monday evenings from Sept. 19th through Nov. 21st at 7:30pm in Van Bokkelen auditorium, and are FREE! Join us!
2016 EMF Fall Film Series: Politics and Change
9/19 – Gabriel Over the White House – Greg Faller, Associate Dean, COFAC
9/26 – The Milagro Beanfield War – Dave Reiss, EMF
10/3 – Good Night and Good Luck – Elyshia Aseltine, Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice
10/10 – Democrats – Ramona Diaz, EMF Artist-in-Residence
10/17 – Wag the Dog – Carl Yamamoto, Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies
10/24 – Dave – Marc May, EMF
10/31 – The Great Dictator – Michael Duffy, EMF
11/7 – Memories of Underdevelopment – Diego del Pozo, Dept. of Foreign Languages
11/14 – Lions for Lambs – Patrick Young, Director, TU Veterans Center
11/21 – The Hunt for Red October – Lorrie Palmer, EMF
EMF Department Tours
EMF will host department visits with tours of the facilities on the following dates this semester. On these dates prospective students, admitted students, and potential transfer students can come and meet with a department representative to have their questions answered and tour the facilities available to students in our major.
September 23, 2016
October 28, 2016
November 11, 2016
December 09, 2016
All visits will begin in Media Center, Room 103, at 9:30 am and conclude with the tour of the media center facilities. This is not a general campus tour. Parking can be located in the Glen Garage. Consult this interactive campus map.
Call Kim Merriken, 410-704-3184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your visit today.
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EMF Faculty at UFVA
Congratulations to all the EMF faculty members who presented at the University of Film and Video Association conference in Las Vegas. Profs. Danny Mydlack, Elsa Lankford, Joe Kraemer and Lynn Tomlinson each presented papers and/or served on panels. Prof. Marc May served as one of the conference organizers.
Prof. Lynn Tomlinson awarded First Place in New Media at UFVA
EMF Professor and Animator Lynn Tomlinson was awarded First Place in the New Media category by the University of Film and Video Association for her "Digital Puppetry Crab" app.
Artist in Residence Ramona Diaz wins Guggenheim Fellowship