A Cutting-Edge Program
Another premier component of the program is the Digital Moving Image Salon, which teaches students how to make films. Launched in 2004 by Ayoka Chenzira, Ph.D., an award-winning, internationally acclaimed film and digital media artist and the College's first Cosby Endowed Professor, DMIS serves as a learning space, training ground, and production studio for students interested in documentary filmmaking and digital media productions.
Juliana Montgomery graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in film studies from Spelman in 2006. As an independent major, Montgomery designed her film studies program. Among the works that she associate produced was the 2009 Emmy Award-winning Coca-Cola advertisement, “Heist.”
“Spelman’s comparative women’s studies department not only supported my independent major and course of study, it made possible an environment through which my understanding of images of women – especially of women of color – within the visual media, could be realized,” said Montgomery.