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News & Events

Welcome to the Film/Video Studies Program at Purdue University! Please check back often for news and information, and feel free to browse through the provided links for more about the program!


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Student News


  • Meetings take place each Thursday at 5 PM in SC G040. Every student can attend to learn more about the ongoings of the FVS department, as well as get the opportunity to work with other students on projects. For more information, check out theFVSO on FaceBook.

Faculty News

  • Congratulations to Mallory Gieringer, a senior in film and video studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, for winning the "Best Experimental Short" category at the Hollywood Short Film Festival

  • Troy McKay has been selected as the new Visiting Assistant Professor of Film and Video Studies. He completed his PhD from Iowa State University in 2017. For the past four years Troy has been an Assistant Professor teaching film and video production at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, IA while completing his doctoral studies. Prior to Troy’s academic experience, he worked in freelance film production in Los Angeles, CA for the over 15 years. In his career, he has accumulated over 20,000 hours of “on set” time and has worked on projects for ABC, CBS, and NBC as well as other major studios.  Recently, he worked as the lead actor and producer of the film “Road to the Open”, which was released in February of 2014. He is a current member of the Screen Actor Guild (SAG), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the University Film and Video Association, the Iowa Motion Picture Association and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.  

  • Beate Allert recently published the edited work Comparative Cinema: How American University Students View Foreign Films (New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2008; 345 pages). It contains (in addition to an introductory chapter by the Professor Allert and a preface by Guy Stern) 19 essays by Purdue students.

  • BE_TWEEN, an exhibition of senior and graduate student artworks developed in the course Envision Art 01: the responsive screen, was organized by Fabian Winkler, Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts in collaboration with Laura Arns, Associate Director, Envision Center for Data Perceptualization. The realization of student works for this exhibition was greatly supported by custom software interfaces developed for Envision Art 01 by David Braun, ITaP research programmer.

  • Patricia Hart has been named as Consultant on Hispanic Film at a workshop to be held in May and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities ($74,843). Directed by James Palmer, the workshop is titled "Reeling Them In: Invigorating the Humanities Through Film." The project is a collaboration between Prairie View A&M University and Texas Southern University to prepare faculty at both institutions to develop and teach courses on the history and the critical interpretation of film.

Hall of Music Productions

Student Internships

Do you want to gain valuable experience, HAVE FUN and earn credits towards graduation? Apply for an FVS internship NOW!

What is a Film and Video Studies Internship?

An internship is a semester or summer long opportunity to work in a campus, community, or national organization or company as a student employee. The work provides the students with opportunities to learn about various jobs and to gain exposure to occupations and aspects of their field of study that they might not have known about. 

As an intern, the students are basically employees of the company or organization.  If receiving academic credit, the students may not be paid for their work.  If the internship experience is out-of-town or on-location, the student may receive a room and board allowance from the employing company.

Students selected for the program are expected to perform duties, meet deadlines, develop good work ethic, and behave professionally at all times.  The amount of responsibility assigned will depend on both the organization and the intern’s skill level.

The internship is open to ALL FVS majors and minors that have completed Technical Video Production I course with a B or better and have maintained a minimum overall GPA requirement of 2.7.

Film & Video Studies - Internship Program (PDF)

FVS Internship Learning Agreement (Word)

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