Department of Electronic Media & Film

Find your voice, develop your storytelling talents and pursue your vision through the department’s undergraduate programs.

Your Vision, Your Voice

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.

EMF Major for a Day

The Electronic Media and Film Department invites prospective students to join us on October 12th to find out what it means to be a student in the Electronic Media and Film Department at Towson University. All prospective students plus parents or guardians are invited to attend. The event will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with registration starting at 9:00 a.m. Space is limited and registration is required. RSVP on our Google Form. 

Topics will include:

— Lighting the Set - A Crash Course in Lighting a Dramatic Scene
— Grab Them and Don’t Let Them Go! - Story Development for Screenwriters
— The Art of Framing the Shot - Aesthetics in Film and Media Arts
— Directing Actors - A Workshop
— Capturing the Beat - Music Recording Studio Sessions
— Sound Design - Building a Scene's Sound From Scratch
— Green Screens and Virtual Sets - HDTV Station Operations
— Blood and Screams - An Introduction to Horror Cinema
— Hands On! - A Stop Motion Animation Workshop
And many more!

EMF Department Tours

EMF will host department visits with tours of the facilities at 9:30am on the following dates.

August 17, 2018
September 21, 2018
October 5, 2018
EMF Major for a Day, October 12, 2018
November 16, 2018
December 14, 2018

On these dates prospective students, admitted students, and potential transfer students can meet with a department representative to have their questions answered and tour the facilities available to students in our major.  Visit the Department Tours page for maps, times, and information.

News & Events

Profs. Michael Duffy and Marc May Review Films on WTMD

EMF Professors Michael Duffy and Marc May review the latest films each week in their series Silver Screen Radio on WTMD radio.  Recorded by Professor Adam Schwartz.


Alums Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard premiere "Gerald's Game" on Netflix

Towson Alumni Mike Flanagan (writer/director) and Jeff Howard (writer) premiered their adaptation of Stephen King's novel on Netflix.

Alums Danielle Gibson and Titus Burrel at Creative Alliance

Films by recent EMF alumni Danielle Gibson and Titus Burrell were screened at the Made In Baltimore Short Film Fest at Baltimore's Creative Alliance