Explore Our Media Labs
The Department of Electronic Media & Film operates an HD television studio, an HD cinema, and a Media Production Laboratory. Contact the Media Labs at 410-704-2592.Find Out More
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 to Study Abroad/Away, and the chance to join vibrant Student Organizations.
The EMF Department invites you to EMF Major for a Day, a day-long event that includes not only a facilities tour, but also mini-classes with EMF faculty and Q&A with faculty and staff. EMF Major for a Day takes place annually in October. The date for Fall 2024 will be announced soon.
Email any questions to EMFMajorforaday AT_TOWSON
If you can't make the Major for a Day event, EMF also hosts department visits with tours of the facilities each semester. During Spring 2024 we will offer a tour on:
Friday, March 29
On this date 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.
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.
Recent achievements by EMF faculty include: Dr. Kalima Young's upcoming film "The Periscopic Gaze" supported by Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund and 2023 Docs in Progress Fellowship, Prof. Jena Burchick's film "Mom & M" won a Capital Emmy, and "Ora et Labora", co-directed by Prof. Jena Burchick and Multimedia Technician Mark Burchick was awarded honorable mention at the 2023 University Film and Video Association conference.
EMF graduate Mike Flanagan is set to adapt both "The Dark Tower" and "The Life of Chuck" to the screen.
EMF faculty Kalima Young and Michael Angelella review the recently released and classic films each week in their series Silver Screen Radio on WTMD radio. Recorded by Adam Schwartz.