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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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  • Jeremy Sklar has been selected as the new Visiting Assistant Professor of Film and Video Studies and will be starting in August 2018.  Born in Chicago, Jeremy has pursued a career as an actor and filmmaker.  He began his career at the Tony Award Winning Victory Gardens Theatre at the age of fifteen.  After studying acting at the University of Southern California and at Playhouse West under the tutelage of Jeff Goldblum, he received his Bachelor of Science from Columbia College Chicago.  Jeremy began his professional screenwriting career when his screenplay LITTLE TOKYO GHOST STORY was optioned by Luka Entertainment.  His first professional film, a pilot called HOLLYWOODN'T received high-rated coverage from the VP of Programming at HBO after winning the Accolade and Indie Film Awards for Best New Pilot.  After working as Creative Development Director for Strategic Film Partners in Los Angeles, Jeremy wrote, FREERUNNER starring Sean Farris and Seymour Cassel which premiered outside of competition the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.  In television, Jeremy served as segment producer and contributing writer for Emmy Award Winning comedian, Chris Rock, on his show TOTALLY BIASED with W. Kamau Bell for the FX Network.  With over twenty short films to his credit, his current short film STUDIO was awarded by Cult Film Critic Magazine as Best Cult Short November/December issue 2017 and is making the festival rounds including screening at the Calcutta International Film Festival and as closing night film at The Windy City International Film Festival.  Jeremy is currently in post-production on his debut feature as director, TOM OF YOU LIFE which is slated for a 2020 release.
  • 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.

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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)