Independent filmmaker John Sayles and producer Maggie Renzi donate work to UM library archives, attend ribbon cutting ceremony. Click on image for more details.

Janet Leahy Guest TV Writer

Guest TV Writer Janet Leahy (Mad Men; The Cosby Show)

New SAC Majors

Welcome New SAC Majors!

Mark Cendrowski 2012

TV director Mark Cendrowski (Big Bang Theory) instructs students during Terri Sarris' Situation Comedy class.

Giorgio Bertellini and Roberto Vezzani Slide

Professor Giorgio Bertellini and Roberto Vezzani (Ph.D candidate in Italian and Certificate Student in Screen Arts) talk about the trajectories of Fascist films in 1930s America—Vezzani's dissertation subject.


Screenwriter Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith and the Director of Screenwriting Jim Burnstein in SAC 427 Advanced Screenwriting Workshop on Friday October 3, 2014.

Cinematography, SAC 304, slide

Cinematography, SAC 304.

SAC '11 Alumna Sophia Kruz Wins Michigan EMMY award for historical documentary. Click on image to read more.


In Screen Arts & Cultures, we create and study the moving image as seen on multiple screens—on the big screens of movie palaces, the cineplex, the art house and the film festival; on small screens ensconced in mammoth fifties consoles and those of giant flat-screened visual glory.  With a strong undergraduate curriculum of production and studies, a burgeoning doctoral program in screen arts and a faculty of award-winning scholars and media makers, Screen Arts & Cultures offers a vibrant intellectual and artistic community here in the Midwest/Great Lakes region.

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Due to budget constraints, SAC will be unable to provide student advising during the spring/summer terms. Advising appointments will resume at the beginning of Fall Term, 9-15-15.