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Film and Media Arts
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Course Catalog

FMS emphasis – view catalog.

FMS Student Projects

Watch the Showreel.

Film League Facebook Group

Join the Group.

Media lab hours and policies

View the PDF.

Computer reservations

Reserve a computer.

Studio reservations

Reserve the Studio.
Reserve the Radio Lab.

Equipment reservations

Reserve production quipment.

Technical Resources

Reference manuals.


How do I get one?


How do I get one?




10 reasons why.

Apply to UMKC

How to get admitted.

Apply for financial aid

What are your options?

Atterbury Student Success Center

Specifically designed to promote academic success.
What's Unique About FMA?

The Tivoli Repertory Series

  • As a part of the Film & Media Arts program not only do you get to see films in a movie theater during class, after class you can see more of the movies that made films what they are today. Every semester our department shows a selection of important international, art house, experimental or documentary films at our partner theater, the Tivoli Cinemas. We bring in film directors, programmers and scholars to show their work and offer students the chance to meet and talk to working professionals – all for free. Supported by a grant from the Missouri Arts Council.

Opera Goes to the Movies

  • Have you seen the beautiful new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts? Film and Media Arts students go to the opera there every year as a part of our innovative course, Opera Goes to the Movies. More than any other art form the movies borrow from the format of Opera, and in this course students make connections between world-class opera and its filmic antecedents.

The Student Film Showcase

  • Wonder what kind of films are being made in Film & Media Arts classes? At the end of each semester we show a program of student work, programmed by students at the Tivoli Theater. Students get to see their work presented on the big screen, and the Kansas City community gets to see the impressive and innovative work students in the department are making.