Cinema and Media Studies

CMS Launches New Major in Media Arts and Design

To our class of 2021 majors and minors: we're so proud of each and every one of you, and wish you all the best in the future! Thank you for your contributions in classes, your astounding final projects, and for being a part of CMS!



CMS and MAAD staff will be working remotely through Summer Quarter 2021 with the hope to return to campus by Autumn - please use email (instead of calling) to contact all staff members and administrative faculty.


UChicago Scholars Preserve Decades-Old Videos

guerrilla television

A consortium of University of Chicago scholars, librarians, and partnering archivists and filmmakers will create the Guerrilla Television Network—preserving and presenting the history of guerrilla television to a much wider audience. Supported by a grant of nearly $500,000 from the Council on Library and Information Resources and spearheaded by Media Burn, CMS, and the UChicago library, the three-year project will digitize 1,015 videotapes produced from 1967 to 1979.