Letter From The Chair

Letter From The Chair

Greetings from the brand new Department of Film & Interactive Media! Our department, which officially rolls out in the 2011/2012 school year, aims to prepare students for exciting careers in the Film and Interactive Media industries. As an undergraduate in our program, you can earn a Bachelors of Arts in Film, and starting in the Fall of 2014, in Interactive Media.

Our Film program in particular is designed to produce creative, humanitarian, and culturally sensitive communicators who see film as a tool to empower themselves as tellers of both their own stories, and the stories of the many whose voices might never be heard. Our faculty is composed of experienced media professionals who provide the instruction necessary to help students successfully matriculate into graduate school, or eventually become independent filmmakers, critics, editors, screenwriters, producers, directors, managers, and entrepreneurs. Through our advisory board of acclaimed film and media makers, our students have the opportunity to interact with world-renowned industry professionals who lecture, serve as mentors, identify and help secure internship opportunities, or conduct intensive, hands-on workshops.

Students in the Department of Film & Interactive Media are actively involved in student-run productions on campus, as well as production opportunities at the University television station, WAUG-TV. In addition, our majors have served as interns for media outlets throughout the country, and our alumni have gone on to attend prestigious graduate programs in Film at schools like the Savannah University of Art and Design, Howard University, and the New York Film Academy. Alums have also found work in the film industry in New York, Los Angeles, and points in between. Our students and faculty members have been nominated for Emmys and other awards, have secured screenwriting scholarships through the ABC/Disney Entertainment New Talent Development competition, have had their work broadcast on PBS, and have received top honors from national and international film festivals – including the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival in Georgia, and the de Singel International Free Music Festival in Antwerpen, Belgium.

We want you to be a part of the class of 2015 – the first group of students that will graduate from our new Film major. If you have a passion for filmmaking (or simply love movies) and want to spend your undergraduate major exploring the many elements that make up cinematic storytelling, we invite you to attend Saint Augustine's University, and choose a major in Film. We’ll welcome you with open arms to a department, and a campus, that will nurture you as a student, as a creative and critical thinker, and as a future global citizen, poised to make your own special mark on the world. We’re retooling our web page, which should be up and running by the summer. In the meantime, call us with any questions you may have. I, or one of my colleagues, will be more than happy to talk with you about all of the incredible possibilities that can come from a major in film.

We want to hear from you!

Sincerely,
Natalie Bullock Brown
Department Chair