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 production laboratory with cameras, lighting and audio equipment, studios, editing/post-production suites and radio production rooms.
Towson’s Media Center gives you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in creating your own productions. Take advantage of our Production 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.
The faculty and staff of the Department of Electronic Media and Film fully support the statement of solidarity and purpose from the College of Fine Arts and Communications. EMF strongly believes that Black Lives Matter.
As a department, we will work towards anti-racism in our academic, professional, and cultural worlds. This change will involve learning, listening, training, reflection, but most importantly, actions. A main goal is to ensure that Black stories and voices be created, heard, seen, and amplified in and from our classrooms. We will engage in learning about anti-racism and race equity and putting this knowledge into practice. This change will extend through the work of our committees, staffing, guest artists, screenings, and into our pedagogy. It is important that the students, faculty, and staff of EMF all help create a more diverse and inclusive media and entertainment industry.
In accordance with COFAC's statement on mask wearing protocol, the EMF department requires that masks be worn at all times in all EMF facilities, including labs and studios, as well as EMF-sponsored events. Masks must cover the nose AND mouth at all times. This includes when recording on-camera talent, or while performing in studios, even if physical distanced. Read TU's full masking protocol.
Recent scholarship achievements by EMF Faculty include: Lynn Tomlinson's "The Elephant's Song" at Annecy Festival, Ryan Murray's virtual reality film "Eyelydian" at the New York Film Festival, Joe Kraemer's (with Marc May and Marco Kathuria) PSA "Just Another Day" nomination for a regional Emmy, Dr. Kalima Young's collaborative Monument Quilt at the National Mall, and Dr. Lorrie Palmer's presentation at the International Conference on Action Cinema.
Towson EMF Alum Mike Flanagan's latest horror series, "The Haunting of Bly Manor", is available on Netflix.
EMF Professors Kalima Young and Marc May review the latest films each week in their series Silver Screen Radio on WTMD radio. Recorded by Professor Adam Schwartz.