Welcome back message from Chair

Dear Film and Media Students,

Welcome Back! Even though we aren’t seeing you in the halls and in our classrooms as we do most years, please know that all the faculty and staff in the department are working hard to make the semester a successful one for you.

Classes start tomorrow, Wed. August 26th. You can see the full academic calendar here:

As you know, all of our classes are fully online. If you have not yet heard from any of your professors, please check your hunter email address and Blackboard for any announcements. If you are still unclear, you may contact filmmediahunter@gmail.com.

The film and media world hasn’t stopped evolving during COVID-19, and your professors have been busy updating their syllabi and course plans to meet this moment. For required production classes, we are purchasing some exciting new “smartphone cinema” equipment. We will be doing equipment checkout on a limited basis, pending safe conditions. Please connect with your professors directly about what is planned for your classes. If you have further questions please contact the equipment room at resource@hunter.cuny.edu (undergraduate students) or resograd@hunter.cuny.edu (graduate students).

Adobe CC Access will be provided for all students in classes that use these applications. You will be hearing from your professors about how this will work. We are still working out the details, so please don’t email with questions today, but going forwards you can reach out to fm.support@hunter.cuny.edu. You will also be able to use your department internet accounts as you do during regular times.

Hunter College is providing loaner laptops to students who need them, as well as other types of emergency support and resources. Visit this page for more information: https://ww2.hunter.cuny.edu/students/student-life/emergency-support-and-resources/food-pantry-the-purple-apron/

Have a good semester and don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help you with anything. You can find a list of contacts for different things you may need on our website here.


Prof. Anderson
Chair, Dept. of Film and Media Studies