Department of Electronic Media & Film

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.


Media Arts Festival


Our annual Awards Screening is like the Academy Awards for TU students—a splashy evening of this year’s winning films, videos and sounds. A catered reception in the Media Center begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center Lobby. Screening at 7:00 p.m. in Van Bokkelen 204.

YouTube, Snapchat, Online
Pitch Me
Narrative Under 10 (minutes)
Narrative Over 10 (minutes)
Music/Music Mix
Music Video
Documentary Short and Long
Dance for the Camera
Audio Features

News & Events

Prof. Lorrie Palmer Guest Edits the Journal of Popular Film & Television

Professor Lorrie Palmer served as Guest Editor,  along with Dr. Stuart Bender at Curtin University (Australia) for the newest Journal of Popular Film & Television (Vol. 45, Issue 1). The topic of the issue is “The Digital Aesthetic of Violence"..  Her collaborative essay with Dr. Bender,  “Blood in the Corridor: The Digital Mastery of Hero Run Shoot-Outs in Kick-Ass and Wanted” is also included. 

Alum Mike Flanagan

Towson Alumnus, Mike Flanagan has been picked up by Netflix for a 10-episode TV series adaptation of "The Haunting of Hill House," a novel by Shirley Jackson. 

Artist in Residence Ramona Diaz wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Documentary filmmaker Ramona Diaz, who is an Artist in Residence with the EMF Department was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.