Film & Media Studies
sq. ft. of Soundstage, Studio, and lab space
Our world-class faculty inform the community with their research as well as lending their talents through production work. Many have been recognized in the industry through publications in prominent journals and through recognition and awards in the film community.
Lourdes Kalusha-Aguirre has a passion to inspire political engagement through film. Several of the films she’s created have won awards, including a 2019 Brosseau Creativity Award from the Spencer Museum of Art, and been screened as part of major events like the New York Latino Film Festival.
LAWRENCE — The Achievement & Assessment Institute has announced the recipients of this year’s Arts & Humanities Grant.
Faculty kudos Kevin Willmott, professor of film & media studies, was honored by the Kansas Legislature in May 2022 for his outstanding accomplishments in writing and directing and for contributions to American film and education.
Career Week in LAIn this highly competitive event, qualified FMS students apply for the opportunity to go to Los Angeles to explore career options in the film and media industry. Selected students gain exclusive access to studios and companies led by KU alumni. Students can pursue potential internships and expand their professional network.
Hear From Our Students
Celia Tise talks about her experience during Career Week in LA and gives some advice to incoming freshman.
Opportunities in FMS
FMS students are encouraged to get professional experience through internships. Besides improving your skills, the connections you make have the potential to lead to paid employment.
Collaborate and expand your skillset by producing films with other students.