Why Screen Arts & Cultures?

SAC staff member Carrie Moore (r) and Associate Chair Terri Sarris (back) talk to students about the SAC major.

SAC staff member Carrie Moore (r) and Associate Chair Terri Sarris (back) talk to students about the SAC major at the LSA Major Minor Expo 2014.

SAC Student Hopwood Winners 2013

SAC's 2013 Hopwood Award Winners (l to r) Jacob Stroud, Allison Hawkins, Screenwriting Coordinator Jim Burnstein, A. Brad Schwartz, Kyle Vinuya, and Matthew Montgomery (not pictured, Camille Duet).

UM Creative Careers in Entertainment Network Night

Alumni (l to r) Aaron Dennis (Screen Arts), Matt Oberg (Theatre), Lee Stobby (Comm Studies), Lisa Biggs (Music), and Mitchell Akselrad (Screen Arts) spoke about their experiences at the UM Creative Careers in Entertainment Network Night.

Little Bang Theory SAC 272 The Mascot

Faculty member Terri Sarris (r) and her band "Little Bang Theory" perform for silent film The Mascot.

SAC students at LSA Major/Minor Fair

SAC students Nicole Lagore and Maryam Squillace talk to a prospective student at the LSA Major/Minor Expo 2013.

New SAC concentrators proudly display their t-shirts at the Fall Concentration Mixer.

New SAC majors proudly display their t-shirts at a SAC Major/Minor Mixer.

SAC Graam Liu TV Directing Workshop

Student Gramm Liu claps the slate, which identifies the scene, take number, producer, director, and the date of the shoot in TV director Mark Cendrowski's TV Writing workshop.

Writer/producer Will Reiser (r) visits Jim Burnstein's SAC 366 class.

Writer/producer Will Reiser (r) visits Jim Burnstein's SAC 366 class.

The undergraduate major in Screen Arts & Cultures is an integrated major in screen studies and production.

The primary goal of the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures is to provide students with first-rate instruction in the history, theory, aesthetics, and techniques of moving image media in their historical and emergent forms. A significant element of creative practice in the field, broadly-conceived, is also extremely important both to students' understanding of media and to making their knowledge marketable post-graduation.

The Screen Arts & Cultures (SAC) major intertwines studies and production, with studies occupying approximately two-thirds of a student's coursework and creative, hands-on practice the other one-third. Our department is uniquely situated to help SAC students explore the intersection of intellectual study and creative practice in the media arts. In contrast to a film school or art school model, the SAC major offers a well-conceived integration of critical studies and creative production in moving image media within a large world-class university.

Student Testimonials


 

Eugene Jehl

SAC Student Eugene Jehl

"The opportunities here are limitless and there is no place I would rather be..."




Stephanie Kulmaczewski

SAC Student Stephanie Kulmaczewski

"The Screen Arts and Cultures department thrives on Ann Arbor's rich film tradition..."



Phillip Wachowiak

SAC Student Phillip Wachowiak








Alyssa Loiacano

SAC Student Alyssa Loiacano