Giving to Film & Media Studies

With a long-standing history of over 35 years, the goal of the Film and Media Studies Department has always been to provide our students with the finest possible opportunities to advance in the fields of film and media study, research, archiving and production. Our faculty are outstanding, our staff are dedicated, and our talented alumni have garnered well-deserved praise in the areas of animation, education, screenwriting, documentaries, special effects, and popular music.

Over the past few years we have expanded our focus into such diverse areas as environmental media, the viral video web phenomena, and festival programming. We are experiencing an unprecedented period of growth and transformation with the continued strong number of undergraduate student enrollments, and the recent addition of our Ph.D. program. When our new building (which broke ground in March 2007) opens in winter 2009 we will finally have a beautiful theater for weekly public screenings and a soundstage for our production students. It is an exciting time in the department and we wish to thank those of you who with your generous gifts have helped us get this far.

However in a time of tight resources we continue to need your help to provide our students with the education they deserve.

Opportunities for Giving

Film and Media Studies has several targets which could particularly benefit from your support:

There are also a number of naming opportunities still available in the new building. http://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/building-campaign
For more information on this, please contact:
Nicole Klanfer, Assistant Dean of Development,
Humanities and Fine Arts,
(805) 893- 7680,

How to Contribute

Donating by check:

Please make your check payable to "UC Regents." On the memo section of the check, or in an enclosed letter, indicate "Film and Media Studies." If you wish to support a specific target, also specify which one (i.e. Film and Media Studies – Undergraduate Production). If you wish your donation to be unrestricted, then only our department name needs to be indicated. Then mail your check to:

Professor Bhaskar Sarkar,
Chair Department of Film and Media Studies
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4010

Thank you for your support and consideration!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about giving to Film and Media Studies at UCSB.


Nicole Klanfer,
Senior Director of Leadership and Principal Gifts
Assistant Dean for Development, Humanities and Fine Arts

Office of Development
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2013
(805) 893-2600

Professor Bhaskar Sarkar, Chair
Department of Film & Media Studies
(805) 893-5549
Kathy Murray, Department Manager
Department of Film & Media Studies
(805) 893-2120